john gilfillan

Events In History


War in Whanganui

  • War in Whanganui

    The confusion and uncertainty that had surrounded the New Zealand Company's land purchases in Whanganui erupted into violence in the autumn and winter of 1847. The conflict also involved long-standing rivalries between upper and lower Whanganui River Māori.

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  • Page 3 - The Matarawa killingsThe killing of Mary Gilfillan and three of her children caused tension between upriver and downriver Māori as well as among

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