The Whangaroa Incident, 16 July 1824 A European–Māori Encounter and Its Many Incarnations

@article{Maxwell2014TheWI,
  title={The Whangaroa Incident, 16 July 1824 A European–Māori Encounter and Its Many Incarnations},
  author={Alexander Maxwell and Evan Roberts},
  journal={The Journal of Pacific History},
  year={2014},
  volume={49},
  pages={50 - 75}
}
ABSTRACT This paper examines an incident in 1824 in which the Ngāti Pou of Whangaroa Harbour (New Zealand) boarded a European ship, holding its crew and three missionaries captive for two hours. During the 19th century the incident was retold approximately 30 times in Europe and America. This paper describes the original incident from primary sources and then discusses how the various incarnations of the story enabled different authors to draw diverse moral lessons. The changing narrative… Expand

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On Pacific captivity narratives see Ian Campbell
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