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The Maori: Yesterday and To-day

Maori Skill in Military Engineering. — These detail drawings of the Ngapuhi fortifications of Ruapekapeka Pa, in Hone Heke's war in North New Zealand, 1845–46, illustrate the ingenuity with which the Maori adapted his defences to the needs of the firearms era. The Maori was particularly skilful in “digging in” against artillery fire

Maori Skill in Military Engineering. These detail drawings of the Ngapuhi fortifications of Ruapekapeka Pa, in Hone Heke's war in North New Zealand, 1845–46, illustrate the ingenuity with which the Maori adapted his defences to the needs of the firearms era. The Maori was particularly skilful in “digging in” against artillery fire.

Maori Skill in Military Engineering.
These detail drawings of the Ngapuhi fortifications of Ruapekapeka Pa, in Hone Heke's war in North New Zealand, 1845–46, illustrate the ingenuity with which the Maori adapted his defences to the needs of the firearms era. The Maori was particularly skilful in “digging in” against artillery fire.