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Inspector M'Govern, accompanied by Sergeant Stagpoole and ten constables, proceeded to Parihaka at an early hour on Saturday for the purpose of arresting three Natives who failed to answer a summons to appear at Opunake on a charge of wilfully damaging property at Pihama, the outcome of a faotion dispute over the ownership of land. No resistance was offered, and the men were brought to New Plymouth. It appears that four constables went to the village on Friday to take the men to Opunake, but they refused to.go, on the ground that they would not get fair treatment there. Consequently a stronger force was organised, but the Natives came willingly, stating that they would go to Hawera or New Plymouth, but not to Opunake,

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A RAID ON PARIHAKA., Issue 10424, 20 September 1897

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A RAID ON PARIHAKA. Issue 10424, 20 September 1897

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