Danny Keenan (Ngāti Te Whiti, Te Ātiawa) is a Māori historian and writer, and was a founding member of Te Pouhere Kōrero Māori Historians Network. He presents a Māori view on the Land Wars at www.newzealandwars.co.nz. He has a PhD in history, obtained at Massey University in 1994 and is the author of the recent biography Te Whiti O Rongomai and the Resistance of Parihaka (Huia Publishers, 2015).
What happened that morning in Parihaka on November 5, 1881? Te Whiti O Rongomai by Danny Keenan, a finalist in tonight's Ngā Kupu Ora Māori literature and journalism awards, sets the scene for the armed invasion.