Learning & Research - Akoranga me Rangahau
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The month of November marks a tragic moment in Taranaki’s history - on 5 November 1881 the invasion of Parihaka pā by Armed Constabulary forces occurred. The story of Parihaka is a story all Taranaki people should know and Puke Ariki holds many taonga that can bring this important chapter in our history alive for students.

This research session offers a unique opportunity to analyse the many perspectives of those involved in the invasion through original archives held in Puke Ariki’s heritage collections. Students will examine how the Parihaka story has been recorded through time in books, images, research papers, art and media. Students will develop a research process and evaluate objects, archives and online content.

The Parihaka topic has a focus on the people involved in this contested event and places it within the wider context of New Zealand society at the time.


These sessions are linked directly to NCEA achievement standards, Levels 1-3, for Social Sciences in the New Zealand Curriculum. Each topic provides hands-on, interactive experiences that cater for multiple learning styles, contributing to the best possible learning outcomes for students.

The following achievement standards can be linked to these topics:

Level 1: AS 91003, AS 91005, AS 91229
Level 2: AS 91230
Level 3: AS 91434, AS 91436, AS 91437

Art History
Level 1: AS 91015, AS 91017
Level 2: AS 91180, AS 91185, AS 91186

Visual Arts
Level 3: AS 91440 Design
Level 3: AS 91441 Painting
Level 3: AS 91442 Photography
Level 3 : AS 91444 Sculpting

Contact the Education Team on (06) 759 6710 or email edpukeariki@npdc.govt.nz