Sunday, November 20, 2011

Lucia History of NZ - Treaty of Waitangi in completely new light

Really interesting historical post by John Ansell on New Zealand and the Treaty of Waitangi.

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TREATY, BUT WERE TOO TERRIFIED OF BEING LABELLED A RACIST TO ASK — Part 1: Maori Ask British for Protection From Maori

I'm fascinated by the on-going fear of the French because of their retaliation against the Maori who killed some of their number and also the fact that the British didn't want another colony but were begged by Maori to save them from the French.

1 comment(s):

I.M Fletcher said...

Well done to John.
I got a lot of response (much of a negative) when I posted on a similar topic here re: Maori not being here in NZ first -

http://nzconservative.blogspot.com/2009/11/were-maori-here-first-rewriting-nz.html

and

http://nzconservative.blogspot.com/2010/07/mining-indigenous-peoples-and-foreshore.html

It's good to see the topic being discussed more widely in your comments section.

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