Story: Musket wars

Waka flotilla on war expedition (2nd of 2)

Waka flotilla on war expedition

This image by French artist Louis Auguste de Sainson shows a war fleet heading off to battle during the musket wars. Great distances were travelled by war parties, usually in traditional waka, but occasionally on European ships.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0034-355
Engraving by Louis Auguste de Sainson

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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Basil Keane, 'Musket wars - Musket wars overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012