boyd incident


A frontier of chaos?

  • A frontier of chaos?

    In the years before the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, relations between Māori and Europeans were marred by a number of high-profile incidents.

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  • Page 4 - The Boyd incidentIn December 1809 the sailing ship Boyd was anchored in Whangaroa Harbour. It was attacked by a group of Māori who killed most of its crew and passengers in retaliation for the


  • Te Pahi

    Ngāpuhi chief Te Pahi was the first influential Māori leader to have significant contact with British colonial officers.

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    Te Pahi was a prominent chief from Rangihoua in the Bay of Islands who was blamed for the Boyd incident.

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