New Zealand Wars | Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa: The Northern War 1845-46

The Northern War 1845-46 took place around the Bay of Islands and began with the sacking of Kororareka by Hone Heke in 1845. Its origins lay in the colonial government’s increased imposition of British sovereignty over Ngapuhi in direct opposition to the Treaty of Waitangi. SCIS no. 1965934