Topic: Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014). Photographer: Debbie McCauley

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Tauranga Domain was transformed into a battle ground with two six-pounder Armstrong field guns, five 12-pounder Coehorn mortars, muskets and people in period dress taking part in a military re-enactment, sponsored by the Pukehinahina Trust as part of the Battle of Gate Pa 150th Commemoration events. Photos: Debbie McCauley.

Three firing salutes took place at 10am, 12pm and 2pm by the visiting New Zealand Armed Constabulary Re-enactment Unit contingent as battle demonstrations. Musket firings took place at 11am and 1pm.

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

John Osborne fills a 12-pounder Coehorn Mortar.

 

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

Wet sawdust.

 

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

Blasting sign on Cameron Road.

 

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

Firing a Coehorn Mortar.

 

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

Six-pounder Armstrong Guns 

 

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

 

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

 

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

  

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014) 

 

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014) Representatives of the 68th and 43rd Regiments.

 

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014) Two types of bayonet in use in 1864. 

 

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

Guns. 

 Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

Ammunition. 

   

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

Musket firing. 

 

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

Musket firing. 

 

 Commemoration Gun Salute.

 

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

 Bayonet's fitted.

 

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

 Bayonet charge.

 

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

Soldier's kit.

 Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

 Soldier's kit and weapons.

 

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

 Military Bell Tent.

 

Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014)

 Military Bell Tents.

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Tauranga Domain Artillery Barrage (26 April 2014). Photographer: Debbie McCauley


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