Pomare II's pā

In 1830, following inter-tribal warfare, Ngāpuhi leader Pōmare II built a new, heavily-fortified pā at Ōtuihu, Bay of Islands, painted here by Cyprian Bridge in 1846. It became a rival to Kororāreka as a place where Europeans could buy food, timber and alcohol.

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Jeff Saunders

Posted: 05 Mar 2019

This is NOT the pa at Otuihu - it the pa that Pomare built at Karetu after the Otuihu pa was destroyed by British troops in 1845. The caption says "Pomare's NEW pah at the Karetu".