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Drawings of Ruapekapeka pā


Charles Heaphy's reworking of contemporary drawings show a cross-section of the defences at Te Ruki Kawiti's pā at Ruapekapeka, including palisades, ditches, buildings and tunnels. A plan of the outer defences of the pā shows palisades, wells, gates and buildings.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-043-015-3
Artist: Charles Heaphy
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.

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