Kōrero: Marlborough places

Site of Wairau affray

Site of Wairau affray

This benign pastoral setting at Tuamarina was the site of a bloody episode in June 1843 when a law enforcement posse from the year-old Nelson settlement clashed with Ngāti Toa leader Te Rauparaha and his supporters. The quarrel was ultimately over who owned the land. Twenty-two settlers and at least four Māori died in the clash.

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Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Lower Wairau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31847/site-of-wairau-affray (accessed 15 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015