Story: Heaphy, Charles

Charles Heaphy

Charles Heaphy

This formal portrait of Charles Heaphy shows him wearing the Victoria Cross he was awarded for rescuing a wounded soldier under intense fire at Waiari, near Te Awamutu, on 11 February 1864, during the war in Waikato.

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Michael Fitzgerald. 'Heaphy, Charles', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 November 2021)