This audio guide relates the story of the 1843 land dispute at Wairau, near Blenheim, which resulted in almost 30 deaths. This tragic incident was triggered by questionable land dealings by agents of the New Zealand Company. It led both Māori and non-Māori to doubt whether the undertakings given in the Treaty of Waitangi would be upheld.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.