T-Shirt

Production date
Circa 2003
Description
A black cotton and polyester T-Shirt " Arohamai / REMEMBER PARIHAKA // 5th NOVEMBER 1881 " is screenprinted on the front. " I'M SORRY FOR THE: // INVASION OF YOUR VILLAGE 5th NOV// UNJUST ARREST AND EXILING OF TE WHITI AND TOHU// LOOTING OF THE ARMED CONSTABLUARY 8th NOV// DESTRUCTION OF YOUR WHARENUI & CROPS/ 20th Nov// FORCIBLE EJECTION OF 1556 PEOPLE FROM THEIR HOMES. / 20th Nov // RAPE OF YOUR WOMEN/CONGENITAL SYPHILIS IN YOUR CHILDREN// ALSO FOR THE:// IMPRISONMENT AND TRIAL OF 420 PLOUGMEN AND 216 FENCERS FOR TWO / YEARS // DEVASTATING EFFECT ON THEIR WIVES AND CHILDREN / UNJUST CONFISCATION OF YOUR LAND / BACKDATING OF LEGISLATION TO MAKE LEGAL THE GOVT'S ILLEGAL ACTS / AND OUR FAILURE AS A NATION TO FACE THESE ISSUES " is written on the back. "CLASSICWEAR S" is written on a small manufacturer's label on the interior of the neck.
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Production date
Circa 2003
Credit line
This T-Shirt promoting the exhibition Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance, were purchased from Vivid, the Puke Ariki gift shop, in 2004. The exhibition was hosted at Puke Ariki from 13 September 2003 - 15 February 2004.
Accession number
PA2004.109
Collection type
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