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War in Waikato

  • War in Waikato

    After fighting broke out again in Taranaki in early 1863, Governor George Grey turned his attention to the region he saw as the root of his problems with Māori: Waikato. This was the heartland of the anti-landselling King Movement (Kīngitanga). Grey vowed to ‘dig around’ the Kīngitanga until it fell.

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  • Page 5 - The invasion continuesAfter the British victory at Rangiriri, Wiremu Tāmihana tried to negotiate peace. He sent his greenstone mere (club) to Cameron as a token of his good faith. But neither Grey nor
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    Rangiaowhia, March, 1864, by Edward Arthur Williams (1824–1898), showing the Anglican and Catholic churches and Blewitt’s Redoubt.