When British troops under the command of Colonel Henry Despard stormed Ruapekapeka pa on 11 January 1846 they found it virtually abandoned, but were drawn into an ambush nearby.
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J. A. B. Crawford. 'Despard, Henry', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990, updated August, 2020. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1d9/despard-henry (accessed 16 October 2021)