Story: Heaphy, Charles

Charles Heaphy

Photograph of Charles Heaphy seated with Victoria Cross medal on his chest

This formal portrait of Charles Heaphy shows him wearing the Victoria Cross he was awarded for rescuing a wounded soldier under intense fire at Waiari, near Te Awamutu, on 11 February 1864, during the war in Waikato.

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How to cite this page:

Michael Fitzgerald. 'Heaphy, Charles', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2024)