Story: Northland places

Waterfront, Russell

Waterfront, Russell

Some of the historic buildings along Russell’s waterfront date back to the early days of its settlement, when the town was known as Kororāreka. The sacking of Kororāreka in 1845 during war between local Māori chiefs and British forces destroyed many buildings in the town, as did subsequent fires, but some dating back to the 1830s and 1840s have survived.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland places - Russell', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015