Rangiriri Paa

We survived annihilation
History

The Crown acted unjustly and in breach of the Treaty of Waitangi in its dealings with the Kiingitanga and Waikato in sending its military forces across the Mangataawhiri stream boundary line in July 1863 invading Waikato and confiscating 1.2 million acres of land. Waikato was labelled as REBELS by the Crown the impact of the invasion has caused intergenerational trauma, but we live on to tell our stories.

‘I shall not fight against him with the sword, but I shall dig around him till he falls of his own accord"

Governor George Grey 1860

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Testimonials

The context that this experience provides will change many peoples thinking toward Maori and Te Ao Maori.

Junior Curiculumn Leader

PACIFIC ADVANCE SECONDARY SCHOOL

★★★★★

The real benefit is that this is an authentic experience. Learning the history and impact directly from manawhenua.

Kaiako

Pukekohe Hill School

I think all NZers need to know and experience this story

Kaiako

Pukekohe East School

★★★★★

It was informative and immersive in all the ways it needed to be, left me feeling lots of emotions and lots to think about in terms of my role in the present time as a representative of the crown.

Practice Leader

Oranga Tamariki

This tour has stimulated my thinking along the lines of injustices and the impact this had and still has on both Maori and Pakeha.

Kaiako

Raglan Area School