Days of Darkness: Taranaki 1878-1884

Author(s): Hazel Riseborough


Parihaka is one of the great untold stories of NZ history. Too few people know of what happened when in answer to Government attempts to seize land, the Maori tribes under the leadership of the legendary Te Whiti responded with a policy of passive resistance, pulling out survey pegs and ploughing through fences. Hundreds were arrested. (Their tactics foretold those of Ghandi in India half a century later.). In 1881, 1500 Government troops invaded the Parihaka settlement. Houses were destroyed and hundreds of local men dragged off to jail. Dozens died in jails in Wellington and the South Island. First published in 1989, Hazel Riseborough's highly regarded book Days of Darkness simply tells the story of what happened, with particular reference to the Government's actions. This revised edition with a new updated Preface by the author brings the story up to date and will help to satisfy growing public demand for more information on this fascinating subject.

Bookplate inside cover, edges marked, creases to upper corner

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780046140106
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : October 1989
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hazel Riseborough
  • : Paperback
  • : good-very good
  • : 220