March 26, 2019 - The History of New Zealand through a Libertarian Anarchist lens. Please enjoy the ideas and let me know what you think.

The Unhistoric Story, verse 4

October 17, 2018


“Green slashed with flags, pipeclay and boots in the bush,
Christ in canoes and the musketed Maori boast;
All a rubble-rattle at Time’s glacial push:
Vogel and Seddon howling empire from an empty coast
A vast ocean laughter
Echoed unheard, and after
All it was different, something
Nobody counted on.”


Gun image from Belich’s documentary
Kiefer Sutherland in ‘River Queen’ (2005)
Hawaiian kid laughing along at NZ ambition to rule the Pacific- found on Pintrest

– The Unhistoric Story’, verse 4. Brilliant poem by Allen Curnow

Verse 1
Verse 2
Verse 3
Verse 5

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