Story: New Zealand wars

The Pioneer

The Pioneer

In advancing into the Waikato, Lieutenant-General Duncan Cameron made full use of the river to transport supplies. Some steamers were also used as gunboats to attack . In this image, the gunboat Pioneer is firing on the pā at Meremere in August 1863.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-110-006
Engraving by H. Baille

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Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand wars - Waikato war: beginnings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2023)

Story by Danny Keenan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 29 Nov 2022