Story: Auckland region

Picket at Pōkeno

Picket at Pōkeno

A group of Māori block the building of the military road to the Waikato at Pōkeno in the early 1860s. The protest failed to stop the road’s completion.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - The founding of Auckland: 1840–1869', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 1 Aug 2016