Sunday, August 28, 2011

Remembering Parihaka

Memories & Legacy
  • Art Exhibition 2000: Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance.  

  • NZ singer Tim Finn and the Herbs created a song about Parihaka.  

  • Poetry has been written by Hone Tuwhare & James K Baxter.
  • Petition led by Tariana Turia – Parihaka Day.
  • Parihaka International Peace Festival 2010. 

  • Artworks by Colin McCahon

Parihaka Memorial
  • These are the words on Te Whiti's memorial at Parihaka:
 "He was a man who did great deeds in suppressing evil so that peace may  
reign as a means of salvation to all people on earth."

Other Quotes

“Te Whiti was a coward, safe in the rear goading the poor bastards on. As an old soldier I don’t like it. Parihaka has been grossly over-publicized – today he would be head of the biggest advertising agency in the country. His movement was political, not religious, and it is communists and anti-European troublemakers who try to keep it alive. Parihaka should be forgotten.”

- Interview with local farmer, J.S Stronge January, 1973.

“It is not my wish that evil should come to the two races. My wish is for the whole of us to live peaceably and happily on the land”.

- Te Whiti o Rongomai

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