Story: Musket wars



In 1831, after sacking Kaiapohia , Ngāti Toa leader Te Rauparaha returned to Akaroa Harbour. Ngāi Tahu of Banks Peninsula had built a pā on the Ōnawe peninsula (pictured, centre). Te Rauparaha captured the pā, but this was as far south as he got.

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Basil Keane, 'Musket wars - Ngāti Toa and allies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 March 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012