The serene Whangaroa Harbour has witnessed turbulent times, including the burning by Māori of the sailing ship Boyd and massacre of its crew in 1809. Later it was a trading port for timber and gum, and a base for shipbuilding and whaling. Today it is a quiet backwater, visited mainly by those interested in yachting, diving and big-game fishing.
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Photograph by Lloyd Homer
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