Story: Waikato region

Invasion of Waikato

The invasion of Waikato in 1863–64 by British and colonial forces aimed to destroy the aspirations of the Māori King movement to autonomy and self-determination. It targeted the stronghold of the movement in the middle Waikato basin – one of the most populated and productive Māori districts in the country. Click the arrow (right) to see the phases of the war.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Pākehā impact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015