- One of Koru’s most unique features are its stone-faced banks.
- The walls have stood there for over 180 years.
- Stones were carried from the river to the pa 5-10 minutes away.
- The people carrying them were slowed down because of the stones being heavy.
- The stones were approximately 10-40 cm wide.
Photo by students - Stone Banks
- The stones were used to strengthen the walls of the ditches.
- Koru’s stone banks are also known as scarps.
- Some of the biggest banks were up to 4 and a half metres high!
- Some ditches were used to access different parts of the pa.
- They also dug tunnels to access the river at night.
- The stone banks were held together with mud.