This benign pastoral setting at Tuamarina was the site of a bloody episode in June 1843 when a law enforcement posse from the year-old Nelson settlement clashed with Ngāti Toa leader Te Rauparaha and his supporters. The quarrel was ultimately over who owned the land. Twenty-two settlers and at least four Māori died in the clash.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Photograph by Jock Phillips
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