Kōrero: Whanganui region

Conflict around Whanganui, 1864–69

Between 1864 and 1866, and again in 1868–69, conflict between groups of Māori, and between Māori and British or colonial forces, occurred both north-west and upriver of Whanganui town. The fighting was part of the wider disaffection of many central North Island Māori – particularly supporters of the Pai Mārire faith – with Crown and settler ambitions. Local Māori who considered Whanganui town to be under their mana (authority) helped protect it from attack.

Roll over the stars on the map for information about the locations and dates of conflict.

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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/mi/interactive/19028/conflict-around-whanganui-1864-69 (accessed 17 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015