1832 in New Zealand
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Regal and viceregal
Government and law
- British Resident in New Zealand – James Busby is appointed in March but does not arrive in New Zealand until 10 May 1833.
- The Weller brothers whaling station at Otakou is destroyed by fire before whaling operations have begun. It is soon rebuilt. (see 1831 & 1835)
- Ngāti Toa under chief and war leader Te Rauparaha capture and destroy the Ngāi Tahu stronghold of Kaiapoi pa.
- Te Rauparaha and Ngāti Toa capture the Ngāi Tahu pā at Onawe on Akaroa harbour and massacre the inhabitants.
- Ngā Puhi attack Otumoetai pā.
- British merchant and ship owner Captain James Clendon buys land and sets up a trading station at Okiato in the Bay of Islands. The location would be renamed Russell and become the first capital of New Zealand in 1840.
- Unknown date
- Frederic Jones, politician.
- (in England): John Davies Ormond, politician.
- Arthur Seymour, politician, Superintendent of Marlborough.
- Alexander Sligo, politician.
- Thomas Thompson, politician.
- List of years in New Zealand
- Timeline of New Zealand history
- History of New Zealand
- Military history of New Zealand
- Timeline of the New Zealand environment
- Timeline of New Zealand's links with Antarctica
- New Zealand Encyclopaedia 1966: Busby Biography
- Weller family Tree: Joseph Brooks
- Tauranga History Timeline
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