About 1600 troops invaded the western Taranaki settlement of Parihaka, which had come to symbolise peaceful resistance to the confiscation of Māori land. Founded in the mid-1860s, Parihaka was soon attracting dispossessed and disillusioned Māori from around the country.
Similarly one may ask, why is parihaka important to New Zealand?
The Invasion of Parihaka was contributed to by a number of causes such as pressure on the government, by European settlers, for New Zealand land to buy and inhabit that would be sourced as Maori land. The Waitangi Tribunal allowed for Maori to move on and to accept what had happened in the past.
Likewise, who lived in parihaka?
The permanent population of Parihaka consisted of Maori from throughout Taranaki and beyond, including Te Atiawa. Throughout the 1870s, the Crown continued in its efforts to make the previously-confiscated Taranaki lands available for European settlement.
Can you visit Parihaka?
What to do: Visit Parihaka for one of a variety of tours which all include refreshments or a meal, entertainment and the story of Parihaka. Further information: See taranaki.info.
How many died at Parihaka?
Te Whiti and Tohu were arrested and jailed for 16 months, 1,600 Parihaka inhabitants were expelled and dispersed throughout Taranaki without food or shelter and the remaining 600 residents were issued with government passes to control their movement.
|• Total ||Fewer than 100 |