November the 5th is a day of grief for Hon. Mahara Okeroa and Ockham Book Awards shortlisted author Rachel Buchanan, whose tūpuna were on the whenua when the Crown troops descended; a day of shame for Richard Shaw, whose great-grandfather was with the armed constabulary; a day of knowledge for academic Vincent O’Malley, who seeks to find the truth behind the records; and a day of atonement for former Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson, who delivered the Crown apology. The discussion attempted to face up to Parihaka and what it means to New Zealanders and was moderated by Ockham Book Awards short-listed author Paul Diamond.
This panel discussion took place on Saturday 13 May 2023 at the Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival.
The video is also available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4tvuj1jvR7vWwGqdVV1DGw
The video and audio was recorded by Toby Mills from Noise Productions.