The Northern War 1845-46

The New Zealand Wars | Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa Northern War took place around the Pēwhairangi (Bay of Islands) and began with the sacking of Kororāreka by Hone Heke in 1845. Its origins lay in the colonial government’s increased imposition of British sovereignty over Ngāpuhi in direct opposition to the Te Tiriti o Waitangi | Treaty of Waitangi. SCIS no. 1965934

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