Christchurch - a chronology


January 10
"Antarctic" (Captain Morrell) anchors in Lyttelton Harbour, which he names Cook’s Harbour.
First skirmish between the invading North Island Ngati Toa (led by Te Rauparaha) and the Ngāi Tahu at Kaiapohia. Te Rauparaha plans revenge after 8 of his chiefs are killed.
October 29
Te Rauparaha charters the "Elizabeth" (under the unscrupulous Captain Stewart) and sails for Akaroa.
November 6
Te Rauparaha’s war party massacres the inhabitants of Akaroa and returns to Kapiti Island with captives and a cargo of human flesh.

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