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Open day: Queens Redoubt

Location: 22 Great South Road, Pookeno

Come and view the comprehensive displays and resources relating not only to the Redoubt’s role at that time, but also the New Zealand Wars.

Queen's Redoubt, Pookeno, is an historic place of great importance. The New Zealand Wars mark a huge change in the history of this country. The key campaign was the struggle for the Waikato. Queen's Redoubt was the launching pad for the July 1863 British invasion, which began the Waikato War.

Queen’s Redoubt is one of the two largest European campaign forts in New Zealand. From July 1863 to the Battle of Rangiriri, 20-21 November the same year, it was General Cameron’s headquarters. Because of its role in the Waikato War, and the scale of the old earthworks and fort, and its ideal location today south of Auckland at the junction of State Highways 1 and 2, it is the best possible place to tell New Zealanders and visitors to the country the story of the Waikato campaign and the New Zealand Wars as a whole.

Visit the Queens Redoubt website.