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War in Wellington

  • War in Wellington

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

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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 Hutt Valley in