A brilliant post from Maps .Reading the Maps: Pseudo-history at Dargy museum
Did you know that dargaville museum is promoting the line that there were people here before maori?
Did you know that they have a sacred pou presented on it's side thus abusing it's mauri and mana?
Did you know that they have not discussed this ancient pou or their bullshit explaination of it with local tangata whenua?
Did you know that they disrespect Ngai Tahu whanui by using the lines from that selfsyled loserguru brailford?
This is absolutely intolerable.
Send a complaint here - firstname.lastname@example.org
here's my email to them
I have heard about your exhibit Pouto Ki Rongomaraeroa and the caption which states, “It is different in type and design to Maori carvings, reinforcing the theory that the Waitaha had different origins and a longer history in New Zealand than Maori.”
This is a complete and utter lie and should not be in any public institution. I whakapapa to Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe and Waitaha, this grouping is known as Ngai Tahu whanui. You have insulted all Ngai Tahu whanui with your lies. And you have also insulted local tangata whenua by refusing to ask them for the truth. Why would you believe the lies of pakeha rather than the truth of maori – I think it is because you are racist and the only honourable action for you to take is to resign.
You are a disgrace and I will be emailing Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu to let them know about your insult to us.
Footnote - this is the gist of my email to Anake Goodall CEO of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu
"... I'd like to bring to your attention an insult to all Ngai Tahu. For years we have had the bogus histories of brailsford and his ilk compromise the mana of Ngai Tahu. ...another example in dargaville museum where our history is being slandered and our Tupuna insulted.
I think Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu should send a clear message that the abuse of 'Waitaha' will not be tolerated anymore and i would like the iwi to write, officially, to these people to tell them that they are insulting us by suggesting that Waitaha were here before maori..."