posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 05:00 AM
The quote you attribute to Roger Duff, the then Curator of Canterbury Museum, Duff said: "We know about them and we don't want to" actually
Officialdom just want the possibility or pre Maori habitation to go away as thats the official state line "Deny at all costs for national security
There are many eye witness accounts of the finding of many skeletons with non maori features and other artifacts as well as Maori of the 1800s own
statements as to who was here and how Maori lived and what they engaged in, what and how they did things etc. In society reports and books and news
paper articles from the mid 1800s to the mid 1980s. Most are now out of print but they do still turn up if you look. Some have been found on the net
but be warned as i was advised by the ex agent i met at motat, once officialdom realize any govt site has info pointing in that direction on it, it
will soon dissappear, so copy it to your computer as you find it.
Its a common falacy that there is no evidednce ever found. Thats what the boffins of state want you to think but its been found all right but
locked well out of view or re interned on marae, and some has been deliberately destroyed or covered over. Unfortunately many of the "Finders" are
long dead, but have relayed the stories to family etc and of course found its way into publications as above. That's precisely why more and more new
finds are not being declared to the authorities but kept secret within the teams researching them until investigation can be done.
Do you realize govt policy is that any human remains deemed "Ancient" are automatically considered the property of the local iwi and no DNA or
CD testing can be carried out without their consent whether it had european or Maori skeletal features. The only reason the recent woman's skull
slipped through the net was because the guy requesting the tests was a coroner which carried enough weight for the gate to open, and the attempts at
damage control was telling if not hilarious, watching boffins from govt funded Archives NZ and NZ Geographic etc explain away the existence of the
"One that got out of the penn".
Of course most archeologists don't talk about the subject as apart from the fact many younger ones just don't know of it, (Lets face it a Govt
trying to keep a lid on it is not about to let a university its funding offer courses in the subject) those that do, know, also know that its too
sensitive a hot potato that could cost their job at the inevitably govt funded university, lab or whatever organization. All of which have such
entrenched Maorification of policy and must think of the Treaty in every thing they think feel or do (Oh we are so sensitive and understanding i go to
work with the warm fuzzies) that must not be questioned for fear of being branded a heretical racist and burned on the sabbath. And who funds Most
archeological research, you guessed it - Government.
And just remember there is one more thing this far down the track that Government will wish to hide apart from the truth regarding pre Maori
habitation, and that is the fact they have been complicit in its cover-up and governments won't like looking bad by being caught out perpetrating
such a con, plus admit that all this time it was just too gutless and weak to stand up to the militant threats of the radical fringe so it must
continue the charade.