"The people of Parihaka encountered grave injustice. Hostile colonial forces invaded the street, fields and homes on 5 November 1881. The story of the peaceful resistance of the people of Parihaka is a treasure in the history of Aotearoa New Zealand." (Charles E Drennan, Bishop of Palmerston North)
As part of our study Room 3 visited Addington jail (now Backpackers Accommodation) where Te Whiti and Tohu spent some of their prison time. They were never put on trial but remained in custody for a total of 18 months.
Great facial expressions on our 'prisoners' below.