The Flagstaff War – also known as Hone Heke's Rebellion, the Northern War and the First Māori War – was fought between 11 March 1845 and 11 January 1846 in and around the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. The conflict is best remembered for the actions of Hone Heke who challenged the authority of the British by cutting down the flagstaff on Flagstaff Hill (Maiki Hill) at Kororareka, now Russell. The flagstaff had been a gift from Hone Heke to James Busby, the first British Resident. The Northern War involved many major actions, including the battle at Russell on 11 March 1845 and the Battle of Ohaeawai on 23 June 1845 and the siege of Ruapekapeka Pā from 27 December 1845 to 11 January 1846.
Read more about Flagstaff War: Causes, Grievance of The Ngāpuhi, Hone Heke Moves Against Kororareka, Flagstaff Cut Down For The First Time, Flagstaff Falls Twice More, Sacking of Kororareka When The Flagstaff Was Cut Down Again, Progress of The War, Battle of The Sticks, Attack On Heke's Pā At Puketutu (Te Mawhe Pā), Battle of Te Ahuahu, Battle of Ohaeawai, Battle of Ruapekapeka Pā, Outcome
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