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Battle at Puketutu (2nd of 4)

Battle at Puketutu

Cyprian Bridge's watercolour shows British troops under Lieutenant-Colonel William Hulme attacking Hōne Heke Pōkai's new at Puketutu on 8 May 1845. Two groups wait in formation in the foreground. Hulme called off the attack when Te Ruki Kawiti's men, who had been hiding in bush outside the pā, and Heke’s force counter-attacked from different directions.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-079-033
Watercolour by Cyprian Bridge

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Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand wars - Northern war, 1845–1846', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 September 2021)

Story by Danny Keenan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017