The war that Hone Heke won



"New Zealand children are taught that Governor Grey won the Flagstaff War of 1845-46 by beating Hone Heke at the battle of Ruapekapeka. That was a myth. In the second extract from the New Zealand Wars, published next week, historian James Belich argues that in fact the Maori chief got the better of Britain."

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Primary author: Belich, James

Author biography: Pākehā

Publisher: The Dominion

Publication format: Newspaper article

Publication date:

Publication place: Wellington

Publication status: Okay to copy

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: APW-1 – Archives Project Waitangi

Content type: History

Sector: Community

General related topics: Colonisation

Historical period: 20th