Story: New Zealand Wars

Taranaki Wars

This interactive series of maps provides an overview of the conflicts in Taranaki between 1860 and 1881. The underlying cause of this long sequence of armed engagements was the settler desire for access to the rich land of the region, and Māori desire to keep this land under their control.

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How to cite this page:

Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand Wars - North Taranaki War, 1860–1861', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2024)

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