hutt valley


War in Wellington

  • War in Wellington

    In 1846 fighting broke out in the Wellington region as the Ngāti Toa chief Te Rangihaeata backed local Maori opposed to European settlement in the Hutt Valley. The campaign claimed few lives and Ngāti Toa resistance in the region was effectively ended as a result.

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  • Page 7 - Political prisonersTe Rauparaha became one of New Zealand’s first political detainees when he was seized during the fighting in the Hutt Valley in