"Te Maketu" is a short computer animation
depicting what the Maori pa site built around the mid 1840s may
have looked like during its time of occupation.
The remnant earthworks and pit features indicate a defended site
over an area about 200 metres long.
The pa was last occupied directly before the Waikato Wars and
was taken by the Europeans early in the war.
Today the pa site is covered in native bush. However, surface
archaeological features such as kumara storage pits and bank and
ditch defences are clearly visible in the landscape.