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WAIRAU, 1843

In a small clearing of land nestled within the Wairau valley two peoples met; the recently established settlers of Nelson, and the governing tribe of that region – the renowned Ngati-Toa.


When they marched, both sides were prepared for confrontation...yet they weren’t expecting that their actions would drastically alter the future of the nation. Shaking both native Maori and settler populations alike, what occurred at Wairau made it clear throughout the Empire that not all was well within Britain’s infant colony.

 The first story in the epic New Zealand War series featuring 58 pages of full colour action and adventure!

Matthew McKinley was born in Havelock North, NZ. Combining his passion for history with his creative background he has embarked on creating an educational series depicting NZ's land war history in an accessible and enjoyable way - targeting kiwi's young and old.

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58 page softcover

(W/A) M H McKinley