- Founded in 1867 by Te Whiti O Rongomai.
- Intended to help prevent further bloodshed by being open rather than a fortress.
- Māori were attracted to it as a site of Māori autonomy, away from colonial settlements.
- By 1870s Parihaka was one of the most prosperous and populous Māori settlement in the country.
- Parihaka became a model of hard work, enterprise and communal responsibility.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Parihaka Before 1881