This gathering of people at Parihaka was photographed in the 1880s. Such events have been taking place since the Taranaki wars of the 1860s. At that time the Parihaka leaders Te Whiti-o-Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi set up a regular forum called Tekau mā waru (‘The Eighteenth’) which still takes place on the 18th and 19th of each month. This was an opportunity for people to talk about strategies, thoughts and visions for the future. Hear Te Miringa Hōhaia talk about the history of Tekau mā waru.
Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Parihaka: Its rape and its healing/Reference number MPT HRK940629)
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