The Base of McDonnell

Photo:  Base of McDonnell,  Horeke, Hokianga Harbour

In 1830, Lieutenant McDonnell took over the Horeke shipyard and set up his empire there.  He was the leading settler on the Hokianga Harbour. His large house and garden were fortress-like, protected by cannon. While in England he managed to get himself appointed Additional British Resident to New Zealand,  a position that greatly enhanced his muscle on the Hokianga Harbour before he was sacked.

Wairere Boulders

Chapel at Mangungu

Wairere Boulders


Buildings over Water in Horeke