Story: Treaty of Waitangi

Kohimarama conference, 1860 (2nd of 2)

Kohimarama conference, 1860

In an attempt to prevent the fighting in Taranaki from spreading to other regions and tribes, Governor Thomas Gore Browne held a conference of chiefs at Kohimarama, Auckland, in August 1860. More than 100 chiefs attended (a similar number refused to do so). The conference was held in the Melanesian Mission station founded by Bishop Selwyn, shown in this photograph taken around 1860. This beach was later known as Mission Bay. Two waka and a group of whare can be seen in the foreground.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Urquhart Album (PA1-q-250)
Reference: PA1-q-250-17
Photograph by John Nichol Crombie

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Claudia Orange, 'Treaty of Waitangi - Dishonouring the treaty – 1860 to 1880', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2022)

Story by Claudia Orange, published 20 Jun 2012