Men of the 12th and 14th regiments of the British army dig a cutting on Pōkeno hill, just south of the Bombay Hills. They are building the military road to the Waikato (State Highway 1 today), sometime between 1861 and 1864. When government soldiers were not fighting Māori in the New Zealand wars they were put to work building roads.
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