Story: Whanganui region

Meeting at Pūtiki, May 1864 (1st of 3)

Meeting at Pūtiki, May 1864

In May 1864 downriver Māori fought at Moutoa Island, just north of Rānana, against upriver Māori who threatened to march on Whanganui town. Later that month Dr Isaac Featherston (centre), the superintendent of Wellington province (of which Whanganui was a part) met with Whanganui Māori at Pūtiki . He presented leader Mete Kīngi Te Rangi Paetahi (in the light-coloured cloak) with a resolution of the provincial council thanking downriver Māori for their support.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, William James Harding Collection (PAColl-3042)
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Photograph by William James Harding

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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/19029/meeting-at-putiki-may-1864 (accessed 4 June 2020)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015