Story: Whanganui region

Māori prisoners under guard, 1866

Māori prisoners under guard, 1866

A number of adherents of the Pai Mārire (Hauhau) faith were captured by British forces. These prisoners were said to have been taken at Weraroa , at Waitōtara, north-west of Whanganui. They are being held on a ship in Wellington Harbour in 1866, and were later imprisoned in Dunedin.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - A troubled decade – the 1860s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19027/maori-prisoners-under-guard-1866 (accessed 25 May 2020)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015