This drawing, derived from a sketch by Captain Clayton, shows Kororāreka (Russell) from the sea on 10 March 1845. The very next day Ngāpuhi leaders Hōne Heke Pōkai and Te Ruki Kawiti led about 450 men in an attack on the town, which the British abandoned before most of it was destroyed by fire. Click on the marked spots in the drawing to see sites as they appear in the 21st century.
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Reference: James Cowan, The New Zealand wars: a history of the Maori campaigns and the pioneering period. Vol. 1. Wellington: Government Printer, 1922
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