The village of Parihaka was a thriving community from 1866 until 1881.
We have been finding out about the village of Parihaka in Taranaki. The people of Parihaka, led by Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi responded to the aggression of the government of the day with peaceful protest.
Kaia found out that in June this year the Government apologised to the people of Parihaka.
She has some questions she is currently researching. These include:
- Why did the crown want to take over Parihaka?
- Why was parihaka called parihaka?
- When did Parihaka become a settlement?
- How did Parihaka choose their chief?
- What whaka did the people of parihaka come on?
- What is the history of Te Whiti and Tohu?
- Why didnt Te Whiti use violence to get his land back?
- Why didn't the government apologise sooner?
We will continue to dig for answers as we find out more about this incredible story.