The Blockhouse was constructed in Onehunga in 1860 as one of a series of fortified buildings for protecting Auckland from attack by the Waikato tribes during the Land Wars. It was sited with unobstructed views over the area of the Manukau Harbour, and built with brick walls nearly a foot thick, steel-plate doors and shutters and fire-fighting gear on hand! It was restored in the 1960s and is used today as a community meeting place. Two other historic buildings nearby are Journey's End, a replica fencible cottage and museum, and Laishley House, a Congregational Manse of 1859.
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