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‘The invasion of Auckland by the Ngatipaoa’

‘The invasion of Auckland by the Ngatipaoa’

This 1892 painting by Kennett Watkins recalls an incident over 40 years before. Governor George Grey, with the support of the 58th Regiment and the Royal New Zealand Fencibles, met a group of Māori who had arrived by canoe. Many of the soldiers in the British regiments in New Zealand were Irish.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-033-003
Lithograph by Kennett Watkins

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Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Migration 1800–1850', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015