The screw corvette HMS Miranda (left) is shown taking part in a regatta in Waitematā Harbour, Auckland, in which Māori waka also participated, in January 1862. In November 1863, during the invasion of Waikato, Miranda’s guns fired on the Māori settlement of Pūkorokoro, at the head of the Firth of Thames. The settlement of Miranda, named after the ship, was later established at Pūkorokoro.
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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: GNZ993.2 S78
Watercolour by Frederick Rice Stack
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