Kōrero: Rivers

Gunboat on the Waikato River

Gunboat on the Waikato River

In this illustration a British gunboat, the Pioneer, bombards a Māori at Meremere during wars in the Waikato in 1863. That year British forces invaded the region, on the pretext of suppressing Māori rebellion. However, the underlying motive was to gain access to the fertile lands of the Waikato. Local tribes and their allies put up strong resistance, building pā at several points along the Waikato River. The invading force used gunboats to shell these defences.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-110-006
Engraving by H. Baille

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Young, 'Rivers - The impact of European settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/14694/gunboat-on-the-waikato-river (accessed 13 June 2021)

He kōrero nā David Young, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007