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  • Pōtātau Te Wherowhero (c.1800 - 1860)
    Te Wherowhero was born in Waikato towards the end of the eighteenth century. He was the eldest son of a Waikato warrior chief, Te Rau-anga-anga, and Parengaope of Ngati Koura. He belonged to the senior...
  • Rt. Hon. Sir John Eldon Gorst (1835 - 1916)
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  • Martin Krippner, Captain (1817 - 1894)
  • Ebenezer Hamlin, MP (1844 - 1900)
    Ebenezer Hamlin (1844 – 4 June 1900) was a Member of Parliament in New Zealand, and an independent conservative. He was born in Orua on the Manukau Harbour to the Rev James Hamlin, a missionary ...
  • Patrick Maher (c.1830 - 1883)
    The jury came to the unanimous conclusion that deceased, Patrick Maher, came by his death by the capsizing of a whaleboat, and was accidently drowned. The unfortunate deceased had served his Queen an...

The New Zealand Wars, sometimes called the Land Wars and also once called the Māori Wars, were a series of armed conflicts that took place in New Zealand between 1845 and 1872. The wars were fought over a number of issues, the most prominent concerning Māori land being sold to the settler population.

The Māori King Movement (also known as the Kingitanga Movement) began resisting the purchase of their land by British settlers, in some cases resulting in violence. These disputes sowed the seeds of eventual war between Kingitanga Māori, with their supporters, and the British and New Zealand governments, with the support of allied Māori