Wars Map

 

The New Zealand Wars were fought all over the North Island of New Zealand.

Some historians argue that the Wairau confrontation which occurred in the South Island in 1843 should also be included. This is because the encounter cost 28 lives, mostly settlers. However, neither the British Army nor the Armed Constabulary was involved (the Constabulary had not yet been formed).

Map of New Zealand Wars major campaigns, from Tim Ryan and Bill Parham, ;The Colonial New Zealand Wars'. Grantham House, Auckland, 1986, p. 220.

Main Campaigns

The map here shows seven main campaign areas, with Whanganui included in South Taranaki. However, Whanganui was quite a separate and much earlier campaign, in its own right, so is one of the eight campaigns listed below – see also Campaigns.

1   Northern War: 1845-1846; see     Northern War 

2   Wellington / Hutt Valley 1846 see     Wellington Wars 

3   Whanganui 1847 see Whanganui War

4   North Taranaki: 1860-1861; see     North Taranaki War.

5   Waikato: 1863-1864; see     Waikato Campaign.

6   Tauranga: 1864; see     Tauranga Campaign.

7   Central-South Taranaki: 1865-1869; see     Central/South Taranaki Wars.

8   East Coast: 1864-1872; see     East Coast Wars.

Map of New Zealand Wars major campaigns adapted from Tim Ryan and Bill Parham, The Colonial New Zealand Wars. Grantham House, Auckland, 1986, p. 220.