Lieutenant Cyprian Bridge fought at Puketutu in May 1845. His watercolour shows British soldiers and a group of allied Māori attacking Puketutu pā near Lake Ōmāpere (shown at the right). At the far end of the lakeshore, soldiers scale a slope in order to be at the same level as the pā, which is shown with its wooden palisades in the left middle distance.
Alexander Turnbull Library
Artist: Cyprian Bridge
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any reuse of this image.
How to cite this page
'Battle for Puketutu pā', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/battle-puketutu-pa, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 25-Jun-2014