The non-violent defiance of Te Whiti-o-Rongomai, Tohu Kakahi and their followers at Parihaka is one of the great New Zealand narratives. This extract from the book by journalist Dick Scott which brought the story to the wider Pākehā world describes what happened when troops and settler volunteers invaded the village of Parihaka on 5 November 1881.
What are BWB Texts?
BWB Texts are short books on big subjects by great New Zealand writers. Commissioned as short digital-first works, BWB Texts unlock diverse stories, insights and analysis from the best of our past, present and future New Zealand writing.
Available in ebook format from booksellers and using the ‘buy’ button on the left. In addition to major retailers, the ebook is available direct (select 'Bridget Williams Books' on the pop-up menu) in formats to suit all reading devices. Purchasing the ebook direct will provide you with access via email to a bundle of DRM-free files. Please contact us at email@example.com for assistance.