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

(Chapter 12) — Fort Paremata, Porirua

page 444

(Chapter 12)

Fort Paremata, Porirua

The stone barracks, two-storeyed, at Paremata, near the entrance to Porirua Harbour, were built 1846–47, and were enclosed in a stockade extending to the waterfront. The earthquakes of 1848 and 1855 reduced the building to a ruinous condition. It originally had one or more small cannon mounted for a time on its turrets or flanking works. The remains of the lower walls are to be seen from the railway-line at the Paremata Bridge over the entrance to Paua-taha-nui Inlet.