Story: Treaty of Waitangi

Naval gunboat, Waikato, 1864

Naval gunboat, Waikato, 1864

The paddle steamer Koheroa was one of three gunboats to serve on the Waikato River during the Waikato war. This watercolour shows her discharging troops at Pukerimu (Cambridge) in April 1864. The war began the previous year with an invasion of Waikato by troops under General Duncan Cameron. Most Māori, and some Europeans including several members of Parliament, regarded this action as a breach of the promises contained in the Treaty of Waitangi.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-047-q-046
Watercolour by Joseph Osbertus Hamley

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Claudia Orange, 'Treaty of Waitangi - Dishonouring the treaty – 1860 to 1880', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/36361/naval-gunboat-waikato-1864 (accessed 20 June 2019)

Story by Claudia Orange, published 20 Jun 2012