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Tātarikihi: The Children of Parihaka

Tātarikihi: The Children of Parihaka

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When:

  • Thu 7 Feb, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
  • Thu 7 Feb, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where:

Palmerston North Central Library, 4 The Square, Palmerston North

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

A true story of war, passive resistance and the children who will never forget.

In 1881, after being met by the pa's children holding white feathers of peace, invading constabulary ended Te Whiti and Tohu's passive resistance at Parihaka in Taranaki. One of the darkest episides of the NZ Wars, it is revisited in this documentary made by Paora Joseph, which follows another group of Taranaki children undertaking an emotional, modern day pilgrimage to the South Island jails where their ancestors were exiled and forced to labour. Footage of their hikoi is interwoven with their poetry, song, art and narration.

Maata Wharehoka will be introducing this important story of our history.
Ground Floor, Central Library.

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