Story: New Zealand wars

Attack on Ōtuihu (1st of 4)

Attack on Ōtuihu

Following the burning of Kororāreka (Russell), a force of British soldiers and seamen led by Lieutenant-Colonel William Hulme arrived in the Bay of Islands. Its first action was this attack on Ōtuihu, the of the neutral chief Pōmare II. The British believed, incorrectly, that Pōmare was sheltering supporters of Hōne Heke Pōkai.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-079-032
Watercolour by John Williams

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand wars - Northern war, 1845–1846', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Danny Keenan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017