Thursday, March 17, 2016

156 years ago the shot was fired

A day to remember - our history is us and until we acknowledge our history we will not move on. Change the flag??? - change the attitudes, the attitudes to remembering out history.

156 years ago today, the first shot in the Taranaki land wars was fired. The conflict resulted in Taranaki iwi suffering massive loss of life and land. This flashpoint was also the precursor to the NZ Land Wars where millions of acres were confiscated from tribes throughout the North Island. Today, the event was commemorated in Waitara, the site where fighting first broke out.
The beautiful thing is if we do remember we can  bind us all together tighter as a country, as a people.


Ruahines said...

Kia ora e hoa..
Lest we forget..Kia Kaha.

Marty Mars said...

exactly bro, exactly