War Archives Talk by Stephanie Smith (2016)
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Photograph of archivist Stephanie Smith with a cannonball fired as a practice round well after the Battle of Gate Pa at Pukehinahina. The projectiles fired during the battle would have been explosive shells, not solid shot. This large cannonball weighs 29.8 kg which converts to 65.7 lbs (perhaps an irregular 64-pdr ball). Photograph: Debbie McCauley.