Story: Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation



Armed constabulary prepare to advance on Parihaka , in Taranaki, in 1881. Parihaka was the centre of a peaceful resistance movement led by Te Whiti-o-Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi. The protesters tried to prevent surveying of land that had been confiscated in the 1860s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Parihaka Album
Reference: PA1-q-183-19
Photograph by W. A. Collis

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Richard Boast, 'Te tango whenua – Māori land alienation - Raupatu – confiscations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2024)

Story by Richard Boast, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Jul 2015