According to Elsdon Best, the site of Karori Stockade ‘has been fixed on the map. It was erected on Mr. Chapman’s land at Karori in the “forties,” as a rallying-place and refuge for the surrounding settlers. It was erected under the supervision of Mr. A.C. Strode, on the high ground south of the main road and about opposite the English Church. It was apparently never utilized as a refuge.’ Karori Stockade stood about halfway along what is now Marsden Avenue.