1847, Wakefield and Featherston duel
After hundreds of Ngāpuhi warriors led by Kawiti and Hōne Heke attacked Kororāreka (Russell), its inhabitants were evacuated by sea. For the fourth and last time, the flagstaff on Maiki Hill was cut down.
Forty delegates from six regional associations met in Dunedin to adopt a constitution and elect the first officeholders in the new organisation. Read more...