Story: Pōmare II

View of the pā of Pōmare II at the Bay of Islands, June 1846, by Cyprian Bridge

Pōmare’s pā

In 1830, following intertribal warfare, Pōmare II built a new, heavily fortified pā at Ōtuihu, Bay of Islands. It became a rival to Kororāreka as a place where Europeans could buy food, timber and alcohol. This watercolour of the pā was painted by Cyprian Bridge in June, 1846.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-079-002
Watercolour by Cyprian Bridge

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Angela Ballara. 'Pōmare II', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 January 2022)