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Days of Darkness: Taranaki 1878-1884

Author :  Hazel Riseborough

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Country
New Zealand
Publisher
Bridget Williams Books Ltd, New Zealand
ISBN 9781991033666
Format PaperBack
Language English
Year of Publication 2023
Bib. Info xiv, 294p. ; 23cm Include Index
Product Weight 700 gms.
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The narrative of the Parihaka community sheds light on a critical period in Aotearoa's colonial past. As the government seized their land, Maori communities across the region engaged in non-violent resistance, with Parihaka emerging as a powerful symbol of defiance under the leadership of Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi. Rather than a history of Parihaka itself, Hazel Riseborough's compelling account delves into the government's systematic efforts to dismantle Maori rights and self-determination. First published in 1989, Days of Darkness is published now in a new edition which includes opening words contributed by the Parihaka community.

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