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Pomare II's pā


Ngāpuhi leader Pōmare II built this pā at Karetu in the Bay of Islands following the destruction of his fortified pā at nearby Ōtuihu by British troops in 1845. This 1846 painting is by Major Cyprian Bridge. 


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-079-002
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.

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