Sir John Logan Campbell

So re-writing history is now an investigation?

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The Nation is one of the more dishonest media organisations out there.

Now they are claiming a special investigation which is in reality a re-writing of history from a liberal elite, guilt-laden 21st century view.

An investigation by The Nation has uncovered some unpleasant history behind many of New Zealand’s public statues.

Genocide and racism can be linked to some well-known and celebrated colonial figures.

Governor Grey’s statue has stood since 1912, only now attracting some closer scrutiny — is this still a figure to be honoured?

“He did some very, very nasty things. He basically oversaw what some people would call today a genocide,” says historian Damon Selesa.

Historians say he has blood on his hands, leading an aggressive attack in Waikato and beginning the Waikato war.

On Auckland’s One Tree Hill, the monument erected by John Logan Campbell is dedicated to Maori. But Mr Campbell’s intention was that it would memorialise the Maori race, which he believed was dying out.   Read more »