Story: Self-government and independence

Waitara camp

Waitara camp

A dispute with Māori over the sale of land at Waitara in 1860 was the catalyst for the main phase of the New Zealand wars. The imperial government in London retained control over Māori affairs while it supplied and paid the troops fighting the war. This 1860 painting by Charles Gold depicts the camp of the British 65th regiment at Waitara, with Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont) in the background.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-103-011
Watercolour by Charles Emilius Gold

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

W. David McIntyre, 'Self-government and independence - Controlling Māori affairs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by W. David McIntyre, published 20 Jun 2012