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The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period: Volume II: The Hauhau Wars, (1864–72)


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A close examination of the remains of Turuturu-mokai Redoubt, near Hawera, the scene of the fight of the 12th July, 1868 (Chapter 21), shows that the fieldwork was not exactly equilateral in figure. The two flanks most plainly traceable, the western and southern sides, measure respectively 15 paces and 14 paces, exclusive of the flanking bastion at the north-west angle, which has an exterior measurement, in the ditch, of about 20 paces. The interior measurement on the long face, from the inner end of the bastion to its side facing the present road, is about 25 paces. Compass bearings show that the Tawhiti Road, which intersects the south-east angle of the work, runs north-north-east and south-south-west.