The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period: Volume II: The Hauhau Wars, (1864–72)
Drawing by Mr. A. H. Messenger] — Pukearuhe Redoubt, from the North
Drawing by Mr. A. H. Messenger]
Pukearuhe Redoubt, from the North
This drawing shows the horse-track up the cliff from the beach. The Armed Constabulary post at Pukearuhe was the key of North Taranaki. All Maoris travelling along the coast had to use this route, because of the precipitous cliffs, and the redoubt completely commanded the track.