Parihaka Invaded

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Book 20
Bridget Williams Books
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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 that 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.
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About the author

Dick Scott is a journalist, writer, historian and publisher and the author of a number of important works of New Zealand history. These include 151 Days (1954), his account of the 1951 Waterfront Dispute; The Parihaka Story (1954); and Ask That Mountain (1975), from which the extract republished in his BWB Text is taken. He is also the author of Seven Lives on Salt River (1987), an account of seven families who settled in the Kaipara district, which won the 1988 New Zealand Book Award, and his autobiography, A Radical Writer’s Life (2004).

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Publisher
Bridget Williams Books
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Published on
Oct 2, 2014
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Pages
40
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ISBN
9781927277799
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Australia & New Zealand
History / Modern / 19th Century
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