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The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period: Volume I (1845–64)

(Chapter 9) — The Capture of Rua-Pekapeka

(Chapter 9)

The Capture of Rua-Pekapeka

It is said that the principal damage to the smashed carronade (sketch, p. 79) mounted by Kawiti in Rua-pekapeka pa was caused many years after the war by some Europeans who amused themselves by exploding a charge of blasting-powder in it.