Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Miropiko Pa

Not bees but still an interest of mine - this is a Maori pa site just down the road from where I live. Before European settlement in the 1860`s there were a number of pa or village sites along the Waikato River where the city of Hamilton now stands.The first photo shows what is left of the earthern embankments, the bottom one is the view across the river. I often go there and just sit and contemplate what it must have been like to live there in that time. I have a real interest in our local history so this bee blog will probably have afew extra bits and pieces on it from time to time.