Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

HMS Miranda, 1862

HMS Miranda, 1862

The British naval vessel Miranda (left) is shown taking part in a regatta in Waitematā Harbour, Auckland, in which Māori waka also participated, in January 1862. In November 1863, during the invasion of Waikato, the Miranda’s guns fired on the Māori settlement of Pūkorokoro, at the head of the Firth of Thames. The settlement of Miranda, named after the vessel, was later established at Pūkorokoro.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: GNZ993.2 S78
Watercolour by Frederick Rice Stack

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Māori society, 1840 to 1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/30448/hms-miranda-1862 (accessed 15 August 2020)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 1 Apr 2016