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From: "Murray Reid" <>
Subject: Re: [NZ] Early Auckland defences
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 17:14:51 +1200
Today the "Redoubt" at Howick is known as
It is at the entrance to the the village and is very clearly defined, The
view is magnificent and the reserve also has the local war memorial
Only a couple of km away is the Howick Historical Village which is world
recognised. It contains a wealth of local history and often in weekends the
village is live.
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From: "Ivan Dominikovich" <>
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2005 11:26 AM
Subject: [NZ] Early Auckland defences
> "Redoubts" are enclosed field works, with parapet, made to shelter from 25
> to 200 men. The "Redoubt Military" is a square work, surrounded by a
> which last is swept by caponiers (bastions, or blockhouses in fact) on two
> opposite angles. The entrance is closed by a gate approached by a
> or plank over the outside ditch. The garrison is usually calculated at the
> rate of one man per foot to one side a redoubt of 50 square feet should be
> manned by .50 men, but this is frequently exceeded.
> EARLY DEFENCES.
> 1. Fort Britomart (Emily Place), commenced 1841. Demolished for railway.
> 2. Albert Barracks commenced 1848. Demolished 1878-, except for
> still extant in University grounds.
> 3. Old St. Paul's Church at foot of Princes Street, loopholed and
> prepared for defence. Demolished in 1860s.
> BLOCKHOUSES ERECTED IN 1860s
> 4. Point Resolution, Parnell, above present Baths.
> 5. Domain, Parnell, on ridge south of present Museum (Observation Hill).
> Sold for removal
> in 1892 for £14.
> 6. In Auckland Hospital grounds, three chains from corner of Park Road.
> Cruciform brick
> building, later incorporated into a dwelling house,
> and demolished for erection of Wallace Ward.
> 7. Corner of Grafton Road and Carlton Gore Road, site of present Trinity
> 8. Corner of Karangahape Road and Pitt Street, on old brickyard site.
> 9. Corner of Wellington and Nelson Streets under present Motorway.
> Galvanised -iron.
> 10. Freeman's Bay, corner of Victoria and Union Streets, opposite the then
> Rob Roy Hotel.
> In 1877 it was sold by the City Council for £40 and
> demolished. Its bricks-were said to have been in-perfect order and
> used in other constructions at the time.
> 11. Jellicoe Park, Onehunga. Brick building, still standing.
> 12. Near Corner of Blockhouse Bay Road and Gilfillan Street.
> 13. Near Portage Reserve, Otahuhu.
> 14. Panmure, at western end of bridge, Mokoia Point.
> 15. Howick, Stockade Hill, renovated.
> 16. St. John's, on Redoubt Road, south of present exit from Motorway.
> 17. Papakura, site of present Methodist church.
> 18. Ring's Redoubt, Wairoa Road.
> 19. Galloway Redoubt, Clevedon.
> 20. Lower Wairoa.
> 21. Drury.
> 22. Commissariat Redoubt, Drury,
> 23. Kerr's Farm, York or Tuimata Redoubt.
> 24. Williamson 'S Clearing. -
> 25. Razorback (Kakaramea).
> 26. Rhodes Clearing.
> 27. Alexandra, Tuakau.
> 28. Queen's Redoubt, Pokeno.
> 29. Naval Redoubt, Mangatawhiri Stream.
> 30. Buckingham, Koheroa.
> 31. Eglinton, Koheroa.
> 32. Pickard's (Whangamarino) Redoubt.
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