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Wairau Affray

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Gnarled tree marks place of Wairau Affray
MIKE CREAN visits the scene of the 1843 "Wairau Affray". It relates how frantic fighting spread up the slope 70 metres away, with more shots booming, 'til silence fell. The tree is a titoki, estimated at 180 years old.
Young convict's life detailed in new book
The colourful story of a Port Underwood settler who gave evidence after the Wairau Affray forms part of Elsbeth Hardie's book The Girl Who Stole Stockings.
Wellington City Council snaps up hidden inner-city 'oasis'
The reserve, which can only be reached on foot from Percival St and Allenby Tce, has strong historical associations with the early European settlement period.
Whale of a celebration - 50 years on
A tomahawk with a whale bone handle, used during the Wairau Affray, will also be on display. In all 10 artefacts will be exhibited, Austin said.
Unmarked Grovetown graves to be identified
During the Wairau incident, in June 1843, 22 Europeans and four Maori were killed when an armed party of New Zealand Company settlers clashed with Ngati Toa over the purchase of land in the Wairau Valley.

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