The Flagpole That Ignited A War

How the Māori played the British’s favorite colonial game and provoked them to violence

Heke fells the flagstaff at Kororareka (Public domain)

Eddie Izzard once proclaimed, in a prime bit of stand up, “no flag, no country, you can’t have one, those are the rules that I’ve just made up”. It was a scathing but accurate portrayal of how the British treated native peoples at the height of their empire. In…

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