Kōrero: Taranaki places

‘The watchtower of the plains’

‘The watchtower of the plains’

Within the present-day Manaia golf course are the earthworks and blockhouses of the Manaia redoubt, erected by the Constabulary Field Force in 1880–81 during the military advance on Parihaka. The concrete tower is a 1912 replacement for the original wooden structure, which was known as ‘the watchtower of the plains’. The two blockhouses are the original buildings.

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Private collection
Photograph by Ron Lambert

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki places - Waimate plain', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25908/the-watchtower-of-the-plains (accessed 29 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Ron Lambert, updated 1 Sep 2016