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Ngāruawāhia, 1863 (2nd of 2)

Ngāruawāhia, 1863

This is Ngāruawāhia in late 1863 after its capture and occupation by British forces. Soldiers are in residence on the river bank while the gunboat Rangiriri can be seen in the foreground on the Waikato River, towing a barge with military supplies.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
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Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand wars - Waikato war: major battles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2022)

Story by Danny Keenan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017