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[Marlow, Captain, fl 1840s] :Sketch of Kawiti's Pah at Rua Peka Peka [ms map]. Taken by the combined forces under Colonel Despard and Captain Graham, Jany. 11th 1846.

Reference Number: MapColl-832.11hkm/1846/Acc.29011

Interior view of Kawiti's Pah at Ruapekapeka includes his house with verandah and a strong pallisade, as well as other houses without stated ownership. The well, gateways, ditches and the embankements are labelled. A reference key states the areas destroyed by artillery. Four diagrams adjacent to the plan of the pa are captionned as follows:- Elevation of a palisade..; Section through c--d (a)embankment (b)dry ditch; Section through a hut; Section through a bomb proof hole. A larger diagram shows a cross-section view of the pa showing the position of the breach and the bomb proof chamber.

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1 image, categorised under Maps, related to Kenneth Athol Webster, Captain Marlow, Lieutenant Leeds, Jean Peter Du Moulin, Ruapekapeka Pa, Kawiti Pa, Ruapekapeka, New Zealand Wars, 1843-1847 - Campaigns - New Zealand - Northland Region, Fortification - New Zealand - Northland Region, Maps, Military and Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Northland Region.

Part of:
Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 :Maps from collection, Reference Number MapColl-Collection-Webster (3 digitised items)

Extent: 1 manuscript map(s)Ink on paper, some colour, scale [1:1 720], 24.1 x 38 cm.. Map

Historical Notes: Pah taken by the combined forces under Colonel Despard by Captain Graham, Jan 11th 1846. Each house on the pah was provided with a line of palisades and a bank of earth. No regularity was observed in the construction of the inner defences, and the houses were not entirely surrounded by them. Each inmate appears to have built his own defences. Many houses were provided with bomb proof holes to retire into during the cannon. These holes were covered by double pairs of trees, with earth at the top. (Information from hand-written note on map).

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