Story: Bay of Plenty region

Soldiers at Ōpōtiki

Soldiers at Ōpōtiki

In the 1860s the face of government in Bay of Plenty was most often a military one. Many hapū (sub-tribes) challenged the authority of the settler government, which responded with a mix of conciliation and coercion. These colonial soldiers have travelled to Ōpōtiki by sea from Whanganui on the other side of the North Island.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty region - Government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5645/soldiers-at-opotiki (accessed 23 February 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Aug 2016