Battle for Puketutu pā

Lieutenant Cyprian Bridge fought at Puketutu in May 1845. His watercolour shows British soldiers and a group of allied Māori attacking Puketutu pā near Lake Ōmāpere (shown at the right). At the far end of the lakeshore, soldiers scale a slope in order to be at the same level as the pā, which is shown with its wooden palisades in the left middle distance.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-079-033
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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