15 Oct 2019

5: New Zealand Wars (Part 1)

From The Aotearoa History Show, 4:43 pm on 15 October 2019

In part five, Governor George Grey send troops south from Auckland, invading the Waikato. But Kingitanga fight back and a new phase of warfare begins in New Zealand that would see thousands of lives lost.



Topics covered

  • The relationship between Waikato Māori and Pākehā colonists.
  • The foundation of the Kiingitanga Movement.
  • The Hutt War and the First Taranaki War.
  • The Waikato War, including the Battle of Rangiaowhia and the siege of Ōrākau.
  • Gate Pā and the Tauranga War.
  • Frustrations of the British Authorities with Governor Grey’s actions in NZ.


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