Post by Kiwi Frontline on Dec 31, 2020 2:32:40 GMT 12
Northland Age 31/12/20
PROVE IT Wally Hicks once again charges Dr Muriel Newman (NZCPR) of using the term ‘daughter slaughter’ (letters 22/12/20).
In 2018 Wally asserted both Newman and Hobson’s Pledge used the term ‘daughter slaughter’, I challenged him then to provide proof of this – to date he has been unable to do so, this clearly shows that readers should take what this ‘loose cannon’ writes with a grain of salt.
Hicks is free to believe the oral Chinese whispers of his neo ‘qualified persons of Maori descent’ – I suspect not many informed New Zealanders who have read recorded history would.
However, Claudia Orange a darling of the pro-Maori, anti-colonist brigade records tohunga Matiu Tahu as saying - “You forget what we were and what we have thrown away- our cannibalism, our murders, our infanticide, our tapus, which were gods to us. What prevents our return to these things but religion?.” (When two cultures meet, the New Zealand experience - page 72).