Story: Ngāti Whātua

Early 19th-century musket

Early 19th-century musket

It is said that muskets were first used at the battle at Moremonui. After they had been introduced by Europeans, traditional conflicts became more destructive.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngāti Whātua - European contact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017