Black People Take a stand
Updated: 6/18/2020
Black People Take a stand
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  • 17th June 1843
  • DIE
  • 11th May 1845
  • MEDIC !!
  • 11th January 1846
  • A confrontation occurred at Wairau, near Blenheim, when a party of settlers from Nelson challenged members of Ngāti Toa iwi camped on disputed land. Twenty eight lives were lost during this tragic and unnecessary encounter
  • 19th May 1847
  • Hone Heke Pokai and allies attacked the township of Kororareka, New Zealand’s first capital, burning it to the ground. Heke then retreated inland, pursued by the British Army
  • 28th March 1860
  • The British Army attacked the Māori Pā at Ruapekapeka. Though strongly constructed, Ruapekapeka’s hillside location exposed it to deadly British Artillery fire. After the British attack, the Māori defenders were persuaded to sue for peace, which they did. The Northern War was over
  • 30th April 1964
  • The British Army were stationed in Whanganui to protect settler communities against Māori from up river who were suspected of having hostile intentions towards Pākehā
  • The Battle of Waireka, was just to the south of New Plymouth. It was fought between the British Army and volunteer settlers against Māori from South Taranaki who had come north to support those at war near Waitara
  • Attack on Sentry Hill Redoubt, near Waitara, by Hau Hau Māori. Māori death toll very high with 50 killed and about 60 injured
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