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Date: Friday, 30 July 2004 9:34 a.m.
Subject: Rangitoto ki te Tonga.
Tena Koe Martin
In interest of your quest, I will hopefully enlighten you with a little history book of an Island in the Marlborough Sounds called Rangitoto ki te Tonga; also known as d'Urville Island, which from memory touches on legends of original inhabitants being tall dark skinned inhabitants & fair skinned Patupaiarehe, who were displaced or assimilated by iwi Maori (Story of New Zealand's French Pass and d'Urville Island, by Olive Baldwin, ISBN 0959757716).
An uncle of mine claims to have found a cave accessible from the sea with a very large skeleton inside with the head removed and up to 7 to 8 ft in length. He is a better story teller than I & tells a far more interesting tale.
He also believes that it's on a grid of lay lines that corresponds to other significant sites.
Also this island is renown to be mined for the 2nd hardest substance in Aotearoa NZ, being the rock Argilite, which patu & mere were fashioned and which is said to bubble & glow in the phosphorus waters.
This Island is in the tribal region of Ngati Koata who also have very strong intermarriage & affiliations with Ngati Toa who conquered these regions around 1820's from Ngati Kuia, who tell their own stories of occupation.
Fairly modern exploits in the History of Mankind.
It is interesting that Maori utilised this country's hardest substances pounamu & argillite in weaponry & other uses.
understanding of your works "Ancient Celtic New Zealand"
origins seems to be a misinterpretation of an earlier culture more likely Egyptian
in origin. Now from my understanding civilization flowed DOWN the river Nile &
not up. So the root of origin in my humble opinion is Ethiopia.
AFRICA, which is the cradle of civilisation is more appropriate "Ancient African New Zealand".
I hope my little bit of korero has some
bearing in thought for you
Guidance & protection
M A Solomon
and thanks for the "kind wishes".
Many years ago I had a friend, Arthur Selwyn, who was from the Island, or had spent much of his youth there. He told me many stories about the place and I always meant to visit, but never quite made it.
It would be wonderful if your uncle could share
his find with all the people of New Zealand and allow recognition of the ancient
Patu-paiarehe/ Waitaha inhabitants to be included in our history. I imagine he'd
be under orders from the iwi to keep this skeleton find secret, as that's the
normal (abnormal) situation all over New Zealand.
It would be equally wonderful if our forensic scientists were allowed to do Mitochondrial DNA testing on the remains of these "tall ones" to determine ethnic origins, but I doubt that any of this will be allowed for a long time yet.
A friend of mine researches pre-Tasman shipwrecks and knows the secret locations of some in sand dunes or under beaches around Raglan and Kawhia. Recently he was talking to an elder who knows the location of yet another one. My friend asked the elder if he would pin-point the location, but the elder declined. He said, it would be "breaking the code of secrecy amongst the local iwi" for him to reveal the location.
And so it goes in New Zealand our truly ancient history is officially censored and considered "not suitable for general audiences".
Yes indeed, there is a very strong "out of Egypt" influence here, but, what most people don't realise is that there is a very strong "out of Egypt" influence throughout Northern Europe also. The ancient, pre-dynastic, Egyptians (Nordic European physiology) began leaving that increasingly arid region as early as 5000 BC and heading for the verdant territories of Europe. They left waymark trails all the way along the top of North Africa to the Pillars of Hercules, then crossed the thin strip of water adjacent to Gibraltar and entered Europe.
Their waymark trails (marked by cairns and standing stones) extended up the coastline of Spain, Portugal and France to Scandinavia. Obviously, the people crossed to Britain from there or ventured east into other areas of Europe. Some remnant "out of Egypt and Israel" waymark trails extend to China and Korea. The (circa) 3000 stones at Carnac in Brittany, France were erected by people "out of Egypt". The site preserves the navigational and astronomical cycle codes used in the earlier Egyptian homeland, also encoded into the dimensions and angles of the pyramids of Giza and Saqqara, etc.
European origins, heritage and pedigrees, including those of the late era Celts (1000 BC), go back to Egypt or other regions in the Near East, Middle East, Northern India and the Tarin Basin. Our people were once distributed in countries right around the Mediterranean and extending out into the Atlantic to the Canary Islands. The Gaunche people of the Canary Islands flowed into Northern Spain and became the Basques or into Africa and became the earliest Berbers. The Gaunche also built stepped-stone pyramids, like those of South America or Oceania.
Egyptians of today are not the Egyptians of 2000 BC or before and you can easily
ascertain that fact by studying any of the older books about the physical anthropology
of the pre-dynastic to middle-kingdom period mummies of the region. This "Nordic
European" physiological attribute is not limited to the ruling classes of
ancient Egypt only, but to the general populations. It is also present in the
features of statues and busts or upon carved and painted wall panels, showing
people with red and blond hair, etc., and blue eyes.
Left: Queen Hatshepsut, wife of Pharaoh Thutmosis II. She ruled Egypt after Thutmosis' death in 1520 BC. Her long blonde hair and Nordic facial structure has been well preserved by the embalming process of the time.
Right: The mummy of Pharaoh Seti I is the most lifelike of the great pharaohs of Egypt, and a tribute to the embalmer's art. His Nordic features remain crystal clear and because of the excellent preservation process, Seti's mummy can easily be compared with a relief of his face made in his lifetime at the Temple at Abydos. Seti was the son of the great Ramesses I, and became pharaoh in 1320 BC. He reoccupied lands in Syria lost to earlier Syrian invasions, conquered Palestine and conducted campaigns against the Semitic Libyans and the Indo-European Hittites.
If you do an in-depth study, you'll find that the early Egyptians waged almost endless campaigns, for several thousand years, to hold back the influx of Nubians and others. They were finally overwhelmed and the last Pharaoh of Egypt (24th Dynasty) was the Nubian Shabako. The early mummies of Egypt, many thousands of which have been destroyed, were Nordic Europeans. Amongst other indignities, 19th century steam trains of Egypt often burnt mummies to fire the boilers.
The same case of "mistaken identity" holds true of the Phoenicians. The People of Lebanon today are not the Phoenicians of olden times. The same holds true of Israel. The people there now are predominantly Ashkenazim Turkish who have never had any actual affiliation to the ancient Hebrews occupying Israel / Lebanon in 1000 BC or before. The Hebrew Phoenicians had tin mines in Cornwall, England and settlements all along the Mediterranean coast of North Africa or Atlantic coast of Europe. When major trouble beset the region of Israel in circa 700-600 BC, most inhabitants fled from the Assyrian or Babylonian invaders to safe-havens with cousin peoples in Europe. Those who stayed in the region were taken away as slaves and the invaders fully occupied their country.
In 740 AD the Ashkenazim Turks converted to a Babylonian religion, which has come to be known as Judaism (practiced in Judea during Roman times). The reason for their conversion lies in the fact that they were hemmed in by Muslims on one side and Christians on the other and did not wish to offend either, politically, by embracing one or the other of those religions (See: The Thirteenth Tribe, by Arthur Koestler).
The Firbolg, Tuatha De Danann or Milesian people of Ireland (all forebears to the British Celts) claimed origins in the Mediterranean. Many cultural items of Britain, like bagpipes or harps, etc., originated in Egypt. The Firbolg people (men of the leather bags) are often represented as a very diminutive people (comparable to our little stature Turehu). These ancient Irish people had escaped from slavery in the Mediterranean Basin.
I trace the movement of this formerly "out of Egypt" group, who settled in greater Europe and Britain, by studying the geometry and measurements that they encoded into the landscapes of several continents or countries (including ours) that they roamed over and settled. The parcel of mathematically encoded principles is not difficult to understand just very involved, as there are so many different navigational and cyclic numbers, in separate numerical families, being preserved. These same important scientific values were religiously preserved in the "Weights, Measures and Volumes" standards of our cousin peoples for millennia.
Without going into lengthy explanations in this response, one of the profound "out of Egypt" cultural expressions was the 64-square matrix, which in late eras of history developed into the "chessboard" and the game of chess. If one has an understanding of a particular ancient Egyptian geometric overlay system, related to astronomy and navigation, then the origins of the chessboard, and indeed "tartan" patterns on clothing, becomes clear. Strangely enough, the Egyptian "squatting" God, Ammon-RA (also used by the Moriori people of the Chatham Islands of New Zealand or the Chehalis Indians of the Pacific Northwest, USA) is created geometrically from this ancient "star and cross pattern, etc.," overlay system.
A very ancient, square matrix stone, located face-down in the earth, on the crown of the highest hill above Raglan in New Zealand. It must have been a highly venerated stone to have been carried to and placed at that most elevated of locations in the district.
Although 90-degree opposed lines overun perimeter lines somewhat, the design intention appears strongly to have been 8 X 8 or 64 squares. The stone has recently been photographed at high resolution. As an aid in detecting the lines more clearly, black magnetite sand has been sprinkled over the face of the stone in the above picture. The actual dimensions of the square matrix is, essentially, 12-inches by 12-inches and diagonal lines have also been inscribed by the ancient artisan. Where the diagonals cross, there are short strokes present.
The crossing diagonals form into strings of lozenge patterns, consistent with the most profound artistic expressions of the Wessex folk of ancient Great Britain or the Lapita people of Oceania, both of whom adorned their pots and burial beakers with lozenges. This stone was, undoubtedly, used as a lunisolar calendar. To see how the Druidic calendar worked according to 64 or 128 squares, with special "CIALLOS" (intercalary squares) built in, see: The Calendar of Coligny within this website.
The complete design inscribed into the Raglan stone, showing short strokes within the lozenge lattice pattern. This design geometry is very typical of Lapita pottery, as found on a shard from Ambitle Island, New Guinea (shown on the right). Lapita pottery geometric designs are very similar to Beaker pottery pattern geometry, as made by the Wessex folk of Britain circa 2000 BC.
What is a 64-square matrix stone, displaying all of the essential attributes of a Druidic Calendar of (circa) 0BC, doing in New Zealand, if the ancient European peoples known to have used this kind of lunisolar, Sabbatical Calendar system weren't ever in this country???
carved bullaun boulders in a Raglan stream. The top picture shows cut strokes
where adzes were sharpened, but also a cut bowl in the boulder, which was probably
made to serve the religious function as a bullaun
or the domestic function as a mortar.
The bottom picture shows a "now submerged", two metre wide, boulder with a series of cut bullauns covering its surface. The researcher who took these photos is also a very adept amateur geologist. He is utterly convinced, after close inspection, that these depressions in the boulders have been "purpose cut" to serve some human function. There are eight boulders, like these, in the region with cut bullaun bowls in their surfaces, as well as other boulders with the smaller "cups" cut into them. "Cup stones" are another "out of ancient Europe" religious expression (Photos courtesy of Terry Stoddart).
Bullauns like these, or in perfectly circular configuration, were once used for religious ceremonial washings and convalescence prayers at the Pagan "holy wells", fountains or watercourses of Europe. The Roman Christian church adopted the idea and usage of the Pagan bullaun bowls for ceremonial washing. The bowls became the Church's baptismal fonts for ritualised cleansing and the "washing away of sins"; a pre-requisite to gaining entrance into the Christian heaven.
Top picture: An ancient bullaun bowl carved into a Southern Hawke's Bay boulder. This artefact sits in a deep, very remote, ravine that is difficult to get to and the multi-faceted or paneled boulder is about 2.5 feet (.76 of a metre) in diameter. The bullaun boulder is, predicably, adjacent to a water-course and the rock into which it has been carved is very hard and durable.
Bottom picture: Strange inscribing, within 4 quadrants, adorn this, relatively, soft-stone boulder in Southern Hawke's Bay District. This site was exposed when a road was put through many years ago. In inscribing style, it follows a form similar Ogham writing, but it's overall significance is, as yet, unknown.
What in tarnation are "bullaun bowls" doing in New Zealand, if the Megalithic-Neolithic culture that carved and venerated these sacred vessels in Europe, thousands of years ago, weren't here to make and use them???
To see many pictures of ancient BULLAUNS in Ireland CLICK HERE.
One of many "Rune-like" stones discovered by Raglan-Kawhia researcher and geologist, Terry Stoddart who now has a large collection of these incised stones or knows where there are many more, which he has photographed. Terry's ball-point pen depiction duplicates some of the anciently inscribed markings that appear on this stone.
Bilingual cross inscription (Runic and Ogham) stone of Killaloe, Ireland. Several of Terry Stoddart's Rune letters from Raglan, New Zealand, are also duplicated on this stone, including the "" letter (extreme bottom), which does not appear in most Runic alphabets, but is very prominently displayed on the Gallic "Calendar of Coligny" (circa 50 AD). Also seen on Terry's stone is the "R" letter, which is a common Rune (shown above on the Killaloe stone of Ireland).
The side of the Killaloe stone displays Ogham writing. This is made up of long incised lines with either straight strokes extending at 90-degrees to the line or diagonally angled strokes doing the same. Some strokes will cross to each side of the line. The incising on the Hawke's Bay boulder seems to have a similar appearance to Ogham, as it displays long lines with smaller strokes branching off. Either Runic or Ogham writing are, for the most-part, decipherable.
As I've stated repeatedly on this website in the past or in the book I published in 1999, the term "Celts" does not adequately describe the people who were here in New Zealand. I freely acknowledge that the Celts are, for the most part, too late a group, although there are strong indications of a Celtic/ Scandinavian presence. The people here were, amongst others, "pre-Celts", or that amalgamation of people in Europe who later developed into the Celts by 1000 BC. We have some very ancient stone structures on our landscape.
At the same time, modern-day researchers tend to know who "Celts" are, so, for simplicity, I used the term, "pre-Celts" to describe our ancient core population.
The encoded mathematical systems, found at various centres across the New Zealand landscape, are indicative of "out of Egypt" science. Britain was a stepping stone along the way for the earlier, "out of Egypt" migrants and, if any one region best exemplifies the specific type of cultural symbolism or expressions found in the New Zealand landscape, it is ancient Britain and its environs.
many different groups here over eons of time and several are mentioned in the
Songs of Waitaha. You correctly state that one such group was made up of
the tall dark people. Amongst these people were the expert gardeners who knew
cultivation techniques that allowed them to grow kumara in the frosty high country
of the South Island.
According to Waitaha tradition, all who came to this country were welcomed as a part of this country. I'd like to add that, all the groups who were here also deserve to be remembered.
Best wishes, Martin.
Date: Tuesday, 10 August 2004 11:59 a.m.
Subject: Scots/ Irish homeland.
May I respectfully point out that the Declaration of Arbroath 1,000
years ago, specifically locates the original homeland of the Scots/Irish as that
region of Europe called "Scythia"...somewhere between the Mediterranean
and the Ukraine.
The excellent research of Marija Gimbutas has established this same region of Europe (c.8,000-7,000 BC ) as the birth place of civilisation, and for a very good reason. The archaeological finds - exquisite pottery - are extraordinary for their absence of violence and warfare. The cultic mark of this pre-Celtic people is a lozenge.
The few sages of the older clans claim to have some knowledge on "the origins of men and language", and "something that is LOST".
"I have travelled east and west. I have been in a hundred lands."
Avaunt ye bards, Avaunt ye, Taliesin takes his bow. Avaunt ye bards, Avaunt ye, behold the Golden Brow.
Here in New Zealand we have ancient "double spirals", as well as expressions of the chevron and lozenge symbols, much used in Europe many thousands of years ago. We also appear to have the much later era Runic alphabet at Raglan and, possibly, some Ogham in our Hawke's Bay district. These writing forms of Europe date to only about 1500-2000 years ago. However, our more general landscape artefact evidence suggests much older regional occupants, who inscribed straight stroke or curvilinear lines on boulders, which presently defy identification as a "known" writing form.
Marija Gimbutas wrote the following in the Foreword of The Goddess Of The Stones, by George Terrence Meaden:
'The megalithic art of western Europe has been systematically catalogued, and the shapes of stone rings mathematically analysed. The questions raised, however, are endless. Why did our ancestors carve spirals, lozenges, zigzags, circles, cups and other motifs on the big stones? How did they succeed in making perfect ellipses or circles when setting up their big stone rings, and why should they want to make perfect geometrical shapes anyway? The building of awe-inspiring monuments such as Silbury, Avebury, Stonehenge, Newgrange and hundreds of others were undertakings of a magnitude which would have engaged most of the local workforce over a period of many years. There must have been a deep motive for this creation. The monuments and symbols are part of religious expression and bear witness to the spirituality of ancient Europe'.
Although Marija Gimbutas mentions only "Western Europe" in the above excerpt, highly significant and much older related finds are traceable back to the countries of Eastern Europe as well. Prominent amongst the older artefacts are the many "Goddess" figurines.
This figurine from Bulgaria is a fairly typical example of the many "Goddess" artefacts that have been located in Eastern Europe and a wide range of other countries, spanning several continents. It's very significant to us at this end of the world (New Zealand) to note the use of the lozenge and the "double spiral", both of which feature prominently in the rock inscribed artwork of ancient New Zealand or the Lapita pottery of Oceania.
This strange stone was located on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, but its full pedigree is unknown to this researcher. A New Zealand geologist, who was interviewed by author, Gary Cook, stated that stones such as this can form naturally and others are known to exist in the country. I'm not 100% sure how much that analysis can be applied to this stone, as I've inspected it and there's been a lot of hand work by an artisan to get it into its present condition. The many humped panels of the stone have been surface-inscribed by lines, ovals, crosses or chevron marks, etc., but what any of it means, if anything (in consideration of its unknown pedigree), remains a mystery. If this is a pre-colonial era stone, then it is highly significant.
pictures on the left show the Waiheke stone, first seen by this researcher in
2001. The picture on the right shows quite similar types of stones from Skara
Brae, Orkney Islands, or other regions of Scotland, where many of these bizarre
geometric or spherical stones have been found. The humps or concentric circles
on the Scottish stones seem to infer significant counts and, perhaps, they were
teaching aids for mnemonic reference to the attributes of particular "number
families". The hump or concentric circle counts mentioned (for a particular
collection shown on one internet site) are: 3, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, 27
& 30. Each of these number progressions were very useful in solar, lunar,
calendar or navigational counts and calculations.
Archaeologists have expressed the view that these Scottish "stone balls" are ritual stones and relate to religious beliefs and practices. The "horned" stone at the top of the "Skara Brae" selection shows a square matrix pattern, similar in concept to a matrix stone found at Raglan, New Zealand.
Is the New
Zealand "hump and lump" stone simply another European cultural
idiosyncrasy, which migrated from the British Isles, Northern Hemisphere region
to the farthest, southern extremities of the globe?
We have here at the "ends of the Earth": standing stone circles, mounds, sighting pits, obelisk/ menhirs, surveying benchmarks, hill-top trig stones, cairns, readily identifiable alignments marked by purpose built structures, identifiable ground geometry patterns marked by purpose built structures, collapsed beehive house hovel domes, bullauns, cup stones, ring stones, rune marked boulders, ogham marked boulders (?), double spiral marked boulders (or upon wooden lintels), lozenges, stick figures similar to Egyptian Ammon-RA depictions, hei-tiki figurines from the Mediterranean, Celtic hill fort look-a-likes, etc.
I guess we might as well add these bizarre Scottish stone ball "whatchmacallits, doohickies or thingamabobs" to the list, as virtually everything else is down here.
researchers have recently drawn the conclusion that the "English"
language has its root origins in the region of "Turkey" (Scythia)
about 10,000 years ago. This is based upon a 3-year, intensive computer analysis
of 87 languages, from Irish to Afghan.
Date: Saturday, 10 September 2005 2:37 a.m.
Subject: Your website and book
My name is Samuel Robinson author of the new book tohunga-the-revival
some of the things on your site are pretty good, but I have to say you have made some serious mistakes in your celtic new zealand analysis.
the point being you have attributed CHILD ABUSE to influences of canabalism!
If you werent so bloody racist you would see that through the works of Elsdon Best and others that Maori children traditionally were treated exceptionally well and that the polynesian way of bringing up children actualy worked better than it does today. children were allowed to be happy and were not forced into an education system that stiffles their imagination and natural development. There are so many things the west could also learn from polynesia and ancient cultures, and although you all know that the west has lost many of its old traditions, such as a warrior culture, real manhood and male-female balance, today maori have also lost alot with western assimilation. the point is that your information is wrong and that maori children were treated exceptionally well. do your research please
I am willing to share some crucial information with you if you are willing to make the changes. some of this information will be important to your research, but I am not interested in working with people who work on opinions rather than facts. if you took out the opinion side and your work was done factualy and given in the positive all the way it would reach an awesome level. If you can take that as constructive criticism then like us all you know we are all ultimately students of life and always need further growth. your work is great but it can be greater
my background is traditional tohunga lore but we can go over that another time or you can obtain my book which is out through reed publishings at the moment
in LVX Samuel Timoti Robinson
know what it is you're referring to directly. Could you be more specific and tell
me where these quotes are? I don't remember writing anything about child abuse,
unless it was some kind of retort to Turiana Turia's accusations that a
particular spate of serious abuse amongst Maori, a few years ago, was due to "post
colonial traumatic stress syndrome". In other words, it was our fault
again and again and again. Cannibalism comes up from time to time in the forum
exchanges, but are you sure you're not getting me confused with some other website?
Generally, I'm only interested in identifying pre-Maori structures, but in the course of that activity sometimes have abuse hurled at me, to which I respond. Many Maori activists or their paternalistic, moral-coward, establishment-expert lackeys, take offense at my (or any other) evidence of humankind being here before Maori. To suggest such terrible heresy is anathema, and the result for New Zealanders is that a huge amount of our long-term history becomes "unmentionable".
I have neglected this research and added little to the website for a very long time, due to an all-absorbing research project about The Treaty of Waitangi. See: http://www.celticnz.org/TreatyBook/Precis.htm
Having released my book on the subject in hardcopy last week, I'm now freed up to return to analysing the structures that my Patu-paiarehe cousins left all over the country. As a Tohunga or expert on what that title implies, you will have heard of these kiri-puwhero, uru-kehu people, who were also called the Taniwha races, Turehu and many other district names. They're also referred to as the Pakeha-Maori, who are recorded in our early colonial history books or accounts as "living inland", when iwi and the few settlers in the country at the time lived, predominantly, around the coastline. Remnant groups like the Ngati-Hotu of Hawkes Bay, Rotorua and Taupo, left over from these ancient people, were finally wiped out or "absorbed" in early colonial times. Waitaha acknowledge these people and, as a result, Waitaha have been ostracised and are not acknowledged by other mainstream iwi.
Maybe you mention the Patu-paiarehe tribes in your book and give an account of how your late arriving warrior people annihilated my cousin people. Or perhaps, like so many others, you conveniently forget to mention them at all, or revert to the usual "cop-out" of calling them "spirits" or mythological, ethereal beings who never actually existed in the tangible, real world (only as apparitions in the mist and figments of the imagination, or products of superstition and fairy-tales).
I find that those who cry RACIST the loudest are, generally, the biggest racists of all. The term has no affect on me whatsoever these days, so bounce it off me to your heart's content. I also know, very well, who the true racists in our society are and how they mask their own conniving, self-serving ambitions for supremacy by loudly slandering those whom they wish, ultimately, to place under their subjection and control. How much advantage have your Maori activists gained for themselves, thus far, or how much tribute-money compensation have they extorted by accusing my innocent people of racism and past-abuses, which the historical record cannot sustain or find any reference to? How much "unwanted" (on their part) scholarship have they successfully stifled, solely to hobble and obstruct any serious investigation that could, overnight, advance our understanding of regional history and genetics, using the scientific approach?
Like many New Zealanders, I'm tired of the endless bullshit history that is foisted upon our vulnerable, truth-starved children (the Marxist dialectical approach to limited, distorted but politically advantageous, tailored history ...'that stifles their imagination and natural development')... and attempts to turn them into guilt-ridden and culpable, compliant, mindless zombies, who must pay, pay, pay for the "claimed" sins of their colonial forebears.
Look to "control freaks" within the ranks of Maoridom for much of this forced bastardisation of truth we have endured. Many of the older Maori elders know how chronic and unfairly divisive this distortion has become, but have been stripped of their power to reverse the worsening trend and rift. The pig-shit mentality, activist pseudo-history approach is being pushed by the nouveau "corporate kaumatuas". Some of us remember how "together" New Zealanders of all ethnicity's used to be before the era of the Maori activists.
Those who control the past, control the future; Those who control the future, control the present; Those who control the present, control the past (Orwell)
Again, you blame Europeans for a learn-by-rote, propaganda-based education system and associated indoctrination programmes that churn out unquestioning imbeciles. This process has, in fact, been largely engineered by your own Maori-supremacist activists. Jesus!, I'm old enough to remember when our children could actually read and write or knew what punctuation was. I remember widespread "apprenticeship" programmes where anyone, regardless of race, could become a competent tradesperson, with resultant skills much sought after all over the world.
If you want to see where all the negative change for the worse came from, or how the rot set in, go back to the mid-seventies and look towards social engineers like Donna Awatere, Syd & Hanna Jackson, Peter Ricky's and a myriad of other "we-know-what's-best-for-you" Marxist activist pioneers, crying foul from within the ranks of Maoridom, the Polynesian Panther Party or the unions. Many of this lot went to Cuba, Libya or China for indoctrination and tutorials on how to destabilise our tranquil, egalitarian and successfully functioning society.
What you see today in education is largely the result of their efforts, along with the efforts of many more, follow-on, opinionated loudmouths and educated-idiot, do-gooder liberals who later filled their shoes. The insane took over the asylum. Maori activist based education programmes and grievance industry promoted historical interpretations have dominated our school curriculum's for the past quarter century. That's why we have "Treaty ideological officers" in the educational institutions or workplace now... a sorry situation that is little different from the dismal experience of Mao's "happy workers", forced to sit attentively and smile agreeably at the wise slogans read to them from Mao's Little Red Book. No dissent or informed contrary opinions were tolerated. How many of our student nurses lost their careers because they dared to disagree with the propagandised-history presented as factual by the treaty-industry ideological officers?
The grievance industry bastards have turned our benevolent and benign treaty from something to admire, into something to hate. They've taken an agreement of unification and, in the last quarter century, turned it into a formula for aparthied.
Some of the accusative stuff you write "to or at" me sounds like it has been seriously influenced by Maori activist based, new age propaganda. We of the "west", as you put it, are constantly told we have "no culture whatsoever", can't dance, can't sing, can't jump, have no sense of rhythm, have no soul, have no spirituality or anything worthwhile and that 'There are so many things the west could also learn from Polynesia and ancient cultures'... What you conveniently overlook or are deliberately obtuse or blind to is that our many, European families of nations and cousin cultures are very, very ancient and widely travelled since remote antiquity. We have been the bearers of advanced, progressive and continuous civilisations for at least eight thousand years in Europe, with yet earlier and later links to countries bordering the Eastern Mediterranean, Northern India or the Tarin Basin. Please tell me how much more ancient your culture is than mine, and how all of your superior experience can aid or give succour to our (by comparison) young and undeveloped, fledgling culture?
My people are very open to education, in all categories. In exploring alternative spirituality alone, they have studied under Guru's, Shamans and all manner of Priests and Priestesses of every persuasion and culture since time immemorial...and especially in recent years, after finding little solace or deep-set meaning in the brand of Romanised Christianity, brutally forced upon us many centuries ago, resulting in the loss of our long-term, ancient, nature-worship religions.
What enduring and traditional cultural expressions would you like to teach us? ... perhaps a wide range of ancient technologies, architecture, advanced sciences, medicine and herbal remedies, agronomy, botany, mathematics, astronomy, engineering on a very large and ambitious scale, musical harmonics and instruments, sculptor, the fine arts, dance, animal husbandry and equestrian skills, crop rotation and sustainable organic farming, fishing, weaving and textile production, metallurgy and toolmaking, papermaking, alchemy, physics, optics, shipwright and navigation, writing, philosophy, poetry, etiquette and benevolent social interaction, jurisprudence and law-based society, political science and government, sports and games, military strategy and weaponry, religion, humanity and empathy for all living things, ecology and conservation, birth control and sustainable population, Wiccan or spiritual sensitivity development, etc., etc, ....what?
If your people could desist from blockading our access to the bones of our ancestors, so that we were free to determine which cousin nations they are from, that would be a great help.
I already work in with all manner of people including Maori, who, like myself, can't stand any more of the globalist or Marxist-laced bullshit that's tearing our country apart. They also wish to see a return to "warts and all" history, based upon the truth-laid-bare. If you can point out where I've strayed off the path and am wrong in my conclusions, or where I'm pursuing twisted personal agenda's, spurned-on or motivated by racial prejudice then, believe me, "I'm teachable and redeemable".
Whereas you're free (and even encouraged) to extol the virtues of your people and their accomplishments, for me to do so, apparently, constitutes RACISM. What I'm supposed to compliantly do in the present, acceptable, socially-engineered and politically-correct climate, is speak in superlatives about other cultures, including yours, while being very self-effacing of my own.
We Europeans are people too (believe it or not) and we have done many remarkable things in our long-term history... really...no kidding... it's actually true!
We settled and developed many virgin territories where no-one had ever lived before in known history. Whether it be in the Indus Valley or Mesopotamia and Egypt, we were eventually over-run and finally driven out of our long inhabited countries, on several continents, any of which our navigational mathematics and ocean going vessels could get "to & from" in the remotest epochs of half remembered history. Many of our ruined, remnant structures are now attributed to camp-follower conquerors or waves of subsequent subduing conquerors... although our unique mathematical fingerprints or symbols remain on the edifices therein, along with the skeletons, textiles and artefacts of our people in the earliest known graves of those lands.
I will continue to research the world-wide history of my very mobilised people. I'll identify and analyse the dilapidated, remnant structures of my ancient Patu-paiarehe cousin peoples, scattered across the landscapes of this country. I'll investigate further into our millennium's-old cultural symbolism from the Mediterranean and Europe or earlier lands, which symbolism was absorbed and is still used by Maori.
My work is largely mathematical and I can clearly identify the coding systems of my people in the many regional stone monument arrangements that still exist, or those encoded geometrically into temples such as the Crosshouse of Miringa Te Kakara. Any open-minded archaeologist/ surveyor could do the same with ease...but they're not allowed, lest they offend delicate sensitivities and, in divulging the censored past, divest Maoridom of some mana.
From: John Campbell
Date: 22nd February, 2006, 1:19 p.m.
Subject: No subject.
Loved your website. It's very difficult to understand how and why the majority of Maori are repulsed by your findings, I believe it is most interesting that one of the Maori who seemed to agree with much of what he read on your site was a Maori trained in the Whare Waananga.
The average Maori living today has been robbed of their true culture and an understanding of who they are and their relation to the world and now firmly believe some wishy-washy politically correct, warm and fuzzy mumbo jumbo, which is why you receive so much negative feedback. However, along comes a Maori who has been taught the old ways and has no criticism - go figure!
Your research goes some way to confirming some of the stories that my father (also trained in Whare Waananga) has told me. I only wish I was more interested in learning what he wanted to teach me, but being young I was more interested in chasing girls, rugby balls and good times instead of chasing knowledge - now that I want the knowledge it is no longer here for me. I believe it was fairly common knowledge among Maori that there were others here when they arrived. The legend of the large red haired people was well known in some areas of Northland and the East Coast. I remember my father telling me that there was an African lineage in some of the northern tribes, which was one of the reasons for intertribal animosity - how or exactly why I don't remember. He also believed the ancestral homeland of the Maori to be the Americas by way of the Middle East, specifically Semitic origins. Do you believe that there is some truth and evidence for these claims?
With respect and kind regards
Thanks for your encouraging comments and I'm sorry to hear that you didn't learn more from your father before he passed away the foibles of youth.
At the time of this writing a Maori historian/ anthropologist and long-term friend of my family, Dr. Armand Crown, is in Peru studying oral tradition references concerning Arawa, Tainui and others having once lived in that region. The earliest known origins of these tribal names can be traced from the Mediterranean, through the Caribbean to South America, where people bearing the names, Arawa and Tainui tarried for a considerable period of time. Perhaps it was war and the dangers posed by superior enemy forces that caused them to venture out into the Pacific to find new homelands, thus bringing them here to New Zealand in remote antiquity.
Armand, over about 8-hours hours, went through his comprehensive thesis with me and I found his vast body of evidence very compelling. One thing that he pointed out was the Peruvian names for rivers or the place-names of mountains, valleys and regions within Peru. He demonstrated how the names were very "Maori" in the way they sounded and, more often than not, had a clearly plausible, translatable meaning directly into the Maori language. Amongst many other things, we know that people from the general region wore facial moko, quite similar to Maori moko. Many other cultural idiosyncrasies are similarly comparable between people dwelling at the two extreme ends of the Pacific Ocean like the Hei-Tiki found in both regions.
One of the most under-rated and railed against books ever to be published, dealing comprehensively with this kind of evidence, is Thor Heyerdahl's, American Indians In The Pacific, Stockholm, 1952.
In a subsequent conversation that Armand had with me, he mentioned how he had made a presentation to leading Maori dignitaries at the Waitomo Hotel in mid-2005. Far from his thesis surprising the leaders, they quite nonchalantly told Armand that they already knew about the South American origins of these pre-Maori people who were later assimilated with and absorbed by the Polynesians/ Melanesians. Dr. Crown was quite taken aback by this. The Maori leaders had already been taught such truths in the whare waananga or at the feet of the old kaumatuas and kuias. Armand's study was no revelation to them at all, although he has added a large amount to the accrued body of knowledge concerning these ancient peoples and their migrations.
My own views of regional history have not changed, only developed, been added to and reinforced, since my youth. By consequence, most of our academics are in total denial of many formerly established and accepted truths, freely disseminated and shared only 30-years ago and prior. These days, people like myself are subjected to put-down, derogatory labels like "racist", "neo-diffusionist" or "revisionist", etc. This is a tried and true Marxist tactic to "shoot the messenger" rather than "deal with the message". The demeaning labels are designed to shame a dissenter into silence. Of this effective, slanderous tactic, Muriel Newman recently wrote:
was first used as a mechanism for state control in the former Soviet Union in
the 1920s. Soviet ideologues discovered that the secret
to controlling the way people think is to control their language: by changing
the meaning of words and the use of language, history can be re-written, abnormal
behaviour can be normalised, and truth can be replaced by official lies.
Dr Frank Ellis in his book Political Correctness and the Theoretical Struggle explains that the techniques used to achieve these ends, include the use of intimidation, threats and vicious personal attack: "The intention is to use language as a weapon creating a climate of fear such that incorrect opinion is declared 'illegitimate', 'extreme', or 'racist' and so on".
A key strategy used by PC advocates is to suppress information - refusing to publish or discuss material that questions the accepted norm. The debate over whether Maori really were the tangata whenua and whether the 'official' version of the Treaty of Waitangi being used by the government is the right one, are good examples, whereby researchers who have raised legitimate questions and produced new information that casts doubts on the government's agenda, are regularly demonised (as are others who dare to raise this issues, I might add from personal experience!).
Anyone who has the courage to speak out on contentious PC issues will find themselves being attacked these days in an effort to silence their opposition. How vicious the attack is will depend on the issue and how big the vested interests are that are being protected
It is this fundamental attack on the freedom of speech that makes political correctness so dangerous. It is this that we should all be fighting. And it is this that National's new PC eradicator should be attacking.
Every New Zealander should have the right to say what they think without being vilified. It is simply not acceptable that in a free democratic society a small minority group with a self-interested agenda - or indeed a government - can deny people the right to have their say. (see: The P.C. Agenda, Newman Weekly, 5 November 2005). Red emphasis added.
Although most New Zealanders are blithely unaware of the fact, the entirety of New Zealand's true history has undergone radical revision by social engineers in the past 30-years or so and has been reduced to nothing more or less than a tool of Marxist propaganda. My advice to all New Zealanders is to be eternally sceptical and wary of anything originating with the official organs, and to test everything against first hand accounts found in the oldest history books, original documents, diaries, gazettes, oral traditions, etc.
On the archaeological front, anyone wishing to know
the unadulterated truth should go and check the very ancient remnant structures
on our landscape, which were devoted to surveying or astronomy and find out how
the pre-Maori people were mapping their country or correcting their calendars,
etc. It's as easy as getting off the couch, turning off the TV and testing tangible
structures or information scientifically
like that presented in:
From: Elizabeth McLaren
Date: Friday, 5 January 2007 2:20 p.m.
Subject: Stones :-
I have been reading your website with interest, and other sceptical ones on the topic too! My family were going up to Auckland this holiday, so I decided to check out as many stones as I could in the time available. We spent some time in Taupo looking at the circle, but my best moment was in Auckland.
We had been to Kelly Tarltons, and on the way home, on the spur of the moment we decided to go up to Bastion Point. I thought This is a nice high place with a good view. Probably all this stone surveying stuff is not all its cracked up to be, but well take a look anyway. Theres the trig point I thought And if there were a stone it should be right about ..OH MY G>>>>>!!!
And there they were. Two big stones,and another one a little way off. Just sitting there in the middle of the field with nothing but a rain gauge. The stones had a beautiful line up from One Tree Hill, passing the point on the big stone, and over to the top of Rangitoto. Im sure they would have lined up to other things at North Head, etc., but without a GPS I wouldnt know for sure. It would be interesting to see if someone with some expertise could survey them some time.
Either way, Im now a believer! Thankyou for going out on a limb and making this knowledge available to the curious. Goodness knows what the whole truth is, but Im sure its out there for people to find.
Ashhurst I guess Ill be climbing Wharite and Maharahara peaks this holidays too ..
This is a very significant find on your part and you are definitely onto something here. For the past year I have been deeply involved in other lines of research and have not been able to devote much time to archaeology.
I've gone to the stones there at Bastion Point with a theodolite to check alignments and the results look very promising. The location is of extreme importance inasmuch as the Auckland Isthmus overland alignment passes directly through it. The ancient Patupaiarehe surveying line would pass only 210 metres to the west of this large, double stone cluster and dissect the approximate location of the recently built Marae on the Bastion Point rise. The Auckland Isthmus alignment goes, therefore, through the following purpose built structures:
We won't be able to verify it fully until the next equinox, but the double stone marker at Bastion Point seems to relate to the equinoctial sunrise on Castle Rock atop the Coromandel Ranges. Castle Rock was also used as an outer marker from Tapapakanga Park, near Orere Point, at the Winter Solstice by the ancient Patupaiarehe who lived there and built a Beehive House stone village.
It is probable
that the double stone marker is very ancient, as it's made up of very weathered
and hard basalt, which is covered in generations of lichen. The second, much smaller,
single stone, not too far to the southeast, by comparison, seems to have been
quite newly quarried, as it's unweathered and has no lichen on it. It is probably
the memorial stone placed in remembrance of the little girl who died tragically
in a tent fire on that spot during the Bastion Point protests of 1977-78.
The large double stone arrangement, by consequence, can be vaguely detected lying not too far from the trig tower (65 metres NNE) in some old Whites Aviation topographical photos, which predate the Bastion Point protest occupation of 1977-78 (refer no. 69926, shot 10/11/1971).
I'll post up all of the significant alignments, extending from this double stone trig, in the Auckland alignment article. See: http://www.celticnz.co.nz/AucklandAllignment1.htm
I sincerely wish that more New Zealanders would take the initiative to do what you have done. In reality, it's just about as easy as that to find the ancient surveying structures and solar observatories, which are everywhere present on our landscape. All it takes is a bit of applied logic to find them. Many thanks for your contribution to the growing body of knowledge about the ancient Patupaiarehe (the Maori name for them) inhabitants who lived here for thousands of years before the coming of the Polynesian-Melanesian Maori. As I've stated repeatedly, if New Zealanders want access to their true, longterm history, then they're going to have to extract it from our landscape themselves, without any hope of help from our so-called experts and authorities.