Story: Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements

Government troops at Parihaka

Government troops at Parihaka

On 5 November 1881 around 1,500 government troops and volunteers invaded Parihaka in Taranaki, evicting over 1,000 people, destroying many whare and arresting leaders Te Whiti-o-Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi, who had been running a campaign of peaceful civil disobedience in response to land confiscation by the government.

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

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Basil Keane, 'Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements - Historic Māori protest', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 11 Jan 2023