Story: Waikato places

The Rangiriri paddle steamer (1st of 3)

The Rangiriri paddle steamer

First used by British forces during the Waikato war, the paddle steamer Rangiriri brought the first Pākehā settlers to Hamilton in 1864. From 1889, after running aground, its wreck lay near the riverbank. For many decades thereafter it was used by children as a swimming platform.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
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Photograph by Arthur Ninnis Breckon

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Hamilton east of the river', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015