Thursday, November 9, 2017

Parihaka

Parihaka is remembered on the 5 of November. In 1881 the British invaded Maori land to build a road through it and the Maori fought back with peace not war.

Parihaka is a small community in the Taranaki region between the Taranaki mountain and the Tasman sea.

At night the Maori went out and took out the marking pins. When the British got fed up with the Maori they sent in some soldiers to destroy their homes.As the British soldiers arrived all the women and children stood outside their land, sang songs and gave the soldiers gifts.

Tohu and Te Whiti were the leaders of Parihaka, they were strong leaders and when they went to prison they had to keep moving around the country or else they would attract to many people.  

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