Story: Kāwanatanga – Māori engagement with the state

Kohimarama conference, 1860

Kohimarama conference, 1860

In this mission station on the beachfront at Kohimarama (later Mission Bay), Auckland, the government called a national conference of chiefs in 1860. The conference aimed to defuse the anti-government feeling growing among Taranaki Māori, and to restate the commitment of both parties to the Treaty of Waitangi.

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

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Paul Meredith and Rawinia Higgins, 'Kāwanatanga – Māori engagement with the state - Containing Māori opposition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Paul Meredith and Rawinia Higgins, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Aug 2016