Events In History

Locality at the south-west corner of the Firth of Thames, known to Māori as Pūkorokoro. In November 1863 HMS Miranda and the gunboat Sandfly shelled Pūkorokoro; 900 government soldiers later landed from a flotilla of vessels and stormed and captured the settlement.

Meaning of place name
The first redoubt set up on the shore of the firth was named by officers after the warship HMS Miranda.