Story: Marlborough region

Wairau affray

This information panel at Tuamarina explains the background to the confrontation between settlers and Māori which took place there on 17 June 1843. At least 26 people died in the incident.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Early Europeans', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016