Story: Taranaki tribe

Former prisoners return to Parihaka

Former prisoners return to Parihaka

In 1881 government forces entered the village of Parihaka, the centre of a peaceful Māori resistance movement, arrested many of its inhabitants, drove many others away, and destroyed most of the buildings. Parihaka was rebuilt, and those who had been arrested and imprisoned later returned. This 1898 photograph shows a pōwhiri (welcome) for men released from prison following a later protest.

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Te Miringa Hōhaia, 'Taranaki tribe - Resistance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1879/former-prisoners-return-to-parihaka (accessed 3 December 2021)

Story by Te Miringa Hōhaia, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017