Story: New Zealand wars

Taranaki wars

This interactive series provides an overview of the conflicts in Taranaki between 1860 and 1881. The underlying cause for this long sequence of armed engagements was the settler desire for access to the rich lands of the Taranaki region, and Māori desire to retain the 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 20 May 2022)

Story by Danny Keenan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017