Story: Whanganui region

Marton drill hall

Marton drill hall

The area between the Turakina and Rangitīkei rivers, south-east of Whanganui, remained quiet even when there was conflict north and west of the town. But the military drill hall built at the new settlement of Marton shows that the settlers were prepared for possible hostilities with Māori.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - A troubled decade – the 1860s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2024)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015