Story: Māori architecture - whare Māori

Parihaka pā

Parihaka pā

A remarkable mixture of traditional, European and composite architectural styles characterised the large spiritual settlement of Parihaka in Taranaki. Parihaka evolved over several decades, with more permanent European-style houses replacing earlier ones. 

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Deidre Brown, 'Māori architecture - whare Māori - Rise of whare whakairo', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Deidre Brown, published 22 Oct 2014