18 Oct 2019

6: New Zealand Wars (Part 2)

From The Aotearoa History Show, 7:00 am on 18 October 2019

In part six, religious movements such as Pai Mārire & Ringatū arise to oppose settler expansion. While British troops withdraw, local militia take up the fight and we see atrocities committed by all sides. 

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Topics covered

  • Te Ua Haumene and the rise of Pai Mārire
  • Māori and Pākehā perceptions of Pai Mārire.
  • The rise of Pai Mārire on the East Coast, including the execution of Carl Völkner.
  • The wars on the East Coast and Taranaki involving Pai Mārire followers.
  • The exile of Te Kooti, foundation of the Ringatū Church and his guerilla campaign in the North Island.
  • Tītokowaru, his attempts at peace and his success as a war leader.
  • The departure of British troops, increasing government reliance on settler militia and kūpapa Māori. 
  • Atrocities committed during the later years of the NZ Wars. 
  • Confiscation and the long-term effects of the NZ Wars. 


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