27 Oct 2020

Call for taonga to be returned to Parihaka from Nelson

From Morning Report, 7:52 am on 27 October 2020

Taonga stolen during the invasion of Parihaka remain in vaults and on mantlepieces of Nelson homes.

About 200 of the 1600 constabulary and volunteers who destroyed the unarmed Taranaki township 139 years ago, were from Nelson and Marlborough.

During the plunder soldiers also took souvenirs, some of which are still held by their descendants.

As RNZ's Nelson-Marlborough reporter Tracy Neal found out, they're now being asked to do the right thing and return them.