Land Wars

The conflicts known as the New Zealand Wars were essentially related to European efforts to take possession of Maori land though they were also about who had Sovereignty. If we take as end points the 1843 Wairau Incident and the 1880-1 Parihaka Campaign they took place over nearly 40 years. A pilgrimage to the "war" sites and gaining an understanding of what took place at each can prove an enlightening study.