i dont speak any Gaelic, mores the pity.phil wrote:Ciamar a tha sibh a phil?,
Mel wrote:I've noted in other threads where pre-European history has been brought up, that some people whakapapa back to their maunga and so therefore claim they have been here forever, they never came from Hawaiiki. A more believable claim is that these supposed great canoe migrations didn't occur - rather that a whole lot of peoples from different parts of the Pacific sailed here and populated these isles, all at different times.
yes this is something i find very interesting, and as far as i am concerned is being overshadowed by the current political climate, i think its as silly to assume that the Maori are one people who came here approx 800 years ago from Hawaiiki, as it is to assume that since there are remnants of stone buildings and astrologically aligned circles, that the builders must have been celts..
but of course neither is as silly as refusing to acknowedge the existance of such, and until our government recognises that NZ has an anthropological pre-history, there will be lots of this silly crap and self-appointed 'experts' putting 2 and 2 to gether to make 5.
those sites in question were not the ones that made be believe that there is credibility to the claim of an Ancient Aotearoa, but they have brought attention to it, indeed i first became interested when i heard of 'Celtic NZ' as foolish a concept as it is, much the same as Blink182 sometimes get people into punkrock
so heres to shit getting sorted, theres certainly lots of crap hindering it in the likes of Don Brash, but almost weekly i hear another story about a govt funded-maori only scheme that raises an uproar from conservative middle class people who feel they are missing out on something, Maori push for these things little realising(or maybe just not caring) about the division it causes.
i suppose if they can keep us diverted fighting each other, we as a nation wont ever wake up to the myriad social, political and economic crimes being perpetuated against us all regardless of race or culture...