Story: New Zealand Wars

Governor Grey's proclamation

Governor George Grey issued this proclamation dated 11 July 1863 to the ‘chiefs of the Waikato’. It warned that any ‘natives’ who were ‘in arms’ would forfeit their rights to their lands. The next day British forces crossed the Mangatāwhiri Stream and entered Waikato territory. The Waikato War had begun.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: New Zealand Gazette (15 July 1863): 277

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Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand Wars - Waikato War: beginnings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 April 2024)

Story by Danny Keenan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 29 Nov 2022