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Tono kōrero mai

Parihaka: its rape and its healing. Part 1 of 2.
At the twenty-first annual hui of Nga Puna Waihanga, the Maori arts organisation, guests heard the story of Parihaka from one of its leaders, Milton Hohaia.

They heard of the invasion of Parihaka in 1881 by 2400 mounted troops and the realisation that Te Whiti O Rongomai was fighting for the survival of his people and their cherished lands.

Instead of fighting with weapons, Te Whiti and Tohu and their followers used peaceful means of passive resistance. Gradually over the years, the people of Parihaka have lost more and more land under various forms of legislation. Milton also speaks about Titokowaru a great military leader who presented a fearsome figure for settlers in the district.

Titokowaru said, " Kia kai raanoo ahau i te kiko o te Paakeha, kaatahi ahau ka mutu taku whawhai ki a raatau."

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Year 1994

Reference number 42647

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits RNZ Collection
Williams, Haare, 1940-
Hohaia, Te Miringa

Duration 00:00:00

Date 22 Jun 1994

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