Kōrero: Auckland region

Ngāpuhi invasion, 1820s (1 o 2)

Ngāpuhi invasion, 1820s

In 1821, wanting to avenge previous defeats by Tāmaki tribes, the Ngāpuhi leader Hongi Hika launched a series of attacks on the region. With 2,000 men and 1,000 muskets he stormed two Ngāti Paoa (fortified settlements), Mauinaina and Mokoia, killing hundreds and enslaving hundreds more. He repeated the slaughter at Te Tōtara, the Ngāti Maru fortress near Thames. In 1825 Ngāpuhi attacked again. This time the target was Ngāti Whātua. The battle – known as Te Ika-a-ranganui – was fought near Kaiwaka. Although Ngāti Whātua had over 1,000 warriors, the 500-strong invading force was armed with muskets and crushed their old foe. Ngāti Whātua survivors fled into exile.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - Māori history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/15886/ngapuhi-invasion-1820s (accessed 18 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Margaret McClure, updated 1 Aug 2016