May 2011
Read about the history, fabric and cultural aspects of Ruapekapeka Pā and battlefield, an actively managed historic site, as well as management recommendations.

Read a historic heritage assessment including history and fabric description of Ruapekapeka Pā and battlefield, an actively managed historic site.

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Ruapekapeka Pā and battlefield heritage assessment (PDF, 2, 239 K)


The assessment also includes cultural connections, national context, historic significance, fabric significance, cultural significance and management recommendations.

Contents include:

  • Site overview
  • History description
  • Fabric description
  • Cultural connections
  • Significance
  • Management chronology
  • Management recommendations
  • Conclusions
  • Sources consulted
  • Appendix A: Aerial photograph of Ruapekapeka Historic Reserve
  • Appendix B: Archaeological plans
  • Appendix C: Contemporary maps and plans
  • Appendix D: Planting plan 

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Maria Butcher
Published by Department of Conservation


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