This blockhouse was built by a local farmer in 1868, during the height of the tension between Maori and settlers.  Fortunately it never had to be used in anger.

held breath
as the fear of attack
creeps in

note the high windows and the small holes for the rifle muzzles..,


  1. When haven’t we had to find some well`insulated place in which to hide in this life? The world’s violence forever seems to be hot on our heels . . . Like this post very much!

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