Correspondence regarding Captain Voss and the Tilikum canoe and an incomplete mss copy of Test excavations Marsland Hill, New Plymouth. 1987, later published in Archaeology in New Zealand, Dec 1988; 31(4):200-214. This article looks at the site of Pukaka pa and major military defences during the Taranaki wars. Considers the history of the area and current local body plans. Discusses past exploration and lists artefacts found.