Saturday, 3 September 2016

Addington jail

We have been studying the events and  injustices of the invasion of Parihaka.

"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.

1 comment:

  1. That would be very interesting. Doing a tour of prison and fun posing for the photos