War in the Waikato. War in the Waikato. Grey's Peace Policy Grey set up runanga or new institutions to give the chiefs local administrative powers. When the Maori chiefs did not use it to sell land it lost its appeal. . War in the Waikato.
Grey's Peace Policy
Grey set up runanga or new institutions to give the chiefs local administrative powers. When the Maori chiefs did not use it to sell land it lost its appeal.
Grey and Cameron made careful preparations for the invasion of the Waikato.
the Forest Rangers and the Colonial Defence Force cavalry
and a substantial number of militia and volunteers from Auckland.
These were gradually replaced by Military settlers - The Waikato militia - mainly men from the Australian and Otago goldfields on the promise of confiscated Maori land.
Events Leading to War
Causes of Conflict in the Waikato
The Opposing Armies
Proclamation of War
But the advance was then held up for 3 months by a Defensive line of modern pa at Meremere.
when Cameron finally assembled enough men to protect his communications and take Meremere the Maori simply abandoned it.
a large and constant flow of resources.
The Sequence of Fighting
Cameron's army was able to take a lightly held part of the fortifications but seven assaults against the rest failed with 13 casualties.
The Maori partly evacuated, although 18 were taken prisoner.
however Ngaruawahia held no military or economic significance, and Maori did not submit.
instead they fortified their third and greatest Waikato line - Paterangi.
He marched 1200 troops around it at night and sacked the nearby
Maori town of Rangiaowhia
He then withdrew to await the Maori response.
Tamihana knew the superiority of British troops in
regular warfare and so withdrew from the Paterangi line.
They also represented the first permanently damaging defeat suffered by Maori in the New Zealand Wars.
End of Waikato War
One was Orakau which was said to have crushed the
in fact further modern pa defended the remaining economic heartland's of Waikato
they were never taken and became the new aukati between what became known as the King Country and the Pakeha sphere.
The second occurred at Tauranga, where the Waikato
fighting spilled over in 1864