Story: Ngā Rauru Kītahi

Parihaka pā, 1881

Parihaka pā, 1881

People of Ngā Rauru took part in the passive resistance movement centred at Parihaka in central Taranaki. The leaders of this movement, Te Whiti-o-Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi, opposed European settlement of confiscated Māori land. To deter settlers, they advocated obstructing government surveyors, and ploughing and fencing such land. In 1881, colonial forces marched on the village of Parihaka and arrested or drove away its inhabitants.

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Taituha Kīngi, 'Ngā Rauru Kītahi - European settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2024)

Story by Taituha Kīngi, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017