Parihaka - the time for apologies is over

From Standing Room Only, 12:45 pm on 16 September 2018

A new book charts the nine times between 1991 and 2018 that apologies have been made for the atrocities that happened at Parihaka, and argues that it's time to stop. In Ko Taranaki Te Maunga, historian, archivist, journalist and curator Dr Rachel Buchanan also reflects on her own strong connection to Parihaka. That includes descending from a translator who helped a journalist to interview Te Whiti. The book looks back at the events that led to the invasion of the Taranaki village in 1881, and the repercussions that are still being felt, and debated. Until recently Dr Buchanan was the curator of the Germaine Greer Archive at University of Melbourne Archives, Lynn Freeman first asked her about all those apologies. Ko Taranaki Te Maunga by Dr Rachel Buchanan is a BWB text.