9/17/2019

Manaia Redoubt


This is a concrete 1912 replica of the original wooden tower built on the redoubt (fort) 
along with two 1880's block houses.

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Quite a structure and nice to see this space looking like it did back in the day.

Amy said...

Some interesting history about that, I've added that blog to my links, some of my ancestors were the first settlers to New Plymouth.

kiwikid said...

Very interesting.

Thomas Lee said...

nice tower

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

It is interesting to see the door to the white blockhouse was placed in a corner. I wonder why! It must have something to do with the security of the defenders of the fort. Off to Wikipedia and maybe find a rationale.

Nora said...

wow this looks to be very very old, amazing to see how they built things. Hope your weekend is going good.

diane b said...

That is ancient for NZ.

Tanza Erlambang said...

nice structures

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

I love seeing and hearing about the history of old structures. Nice post!

Anita said...

Hello Betty, I don't know if you remember me or not, but I'm Anita. My neglected, but still beloved blog is Just Curious, where you'd sometimes visit. For a couple years now, I've developed another obsession and created another blog that promotes books; however, my longing to read blogs has come back. It is so peaceful to read about the ordinary lives of bloggers like you and to see the beautiful photos. PS. I'm still in awe of your love story! :)

Nancy Chan said...

Interesting old structure.