Story: Treaty of Waitangi

Military camp, Waitara, 1860 (1st of 2)

Military camp, Waitara, 1860

Pressure from settlers to acquire Māori land, and Māori resistance to selling their land, erupted into war at Waitara, Taranaki, in 1860. British troops built the military camp shown in this watercolour painting. Later fighting spread to Waikato, the East Coast and elsewhere.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-032-008
Watercolour by J. McCarthy

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:

Claudia Orange, 'Treaty of Waitangi - Dishonouring the treaty – 1860 to 1880', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2022)

Story by Claudia Orange, published 20 Jun 2012