15 Dec 2017

'Shadows in the ground' - archaeologist describes Ruapekapeka

From Morning Report, 8:43 am on 15 December 2017

An archaeologist has made a remarkable discovery at the site of the country's first major battlefield, Ruapekapeka. He's found the bodies of twelve British soldiers killed in the battle, near Kawakawa more than 170 years ago. Archaeologist Jono Carpenter told RNZ Maori issues correspondent Mihingarangi Forbes it was an emotional moment finding the men's remains.