John Aldworth, the author of his book ‘Forbidden History’ states that virtually his whole life has been devoted to journalism. In particular with British
newspapers including the Daily Mail to the Dominion and Evening Post in Wellington, NZ. He has always been interested in story and then sharing them.
He states that in the 19th century European historians and some Maori historians talked about things in their past that is now, virtually ‘politically
incorrect’ today. That in fact there apparently were different peoples living here prior to the Maori or the Polynesians that came to this country.
Not taught in the NZ Education System
That today this is not taught in our schools or our universities and John says that if true, that there were other people here, then they are a real and
genuine part of our history.
His book Forbidden History seeks to show that for Maori that their descendants are here among us - they are living today and the story of at least two
of them are written about in his book.
A descendent of another DNA strand?
He introduces one person who maintains she is a descendant of the Patupaiarehe - fair skinned and fair haired - some with reddish hair that they have been
here for around 2000 years right up until today. He says that there is a small tribe, (hapu) living near Taumaranui in the middle of the North Island.
Her name is Monica Matamua an 85 year old woman and participated in a National Geographic Genome project and took a DNA test on her blood.
The main results showed 40% Mediterranean origin 12% European and only about 14% Oceanic or Polynesian. Note That this only totals 66% of the DNA. That
the other DNA is of Peruvian or South American origin.
He furthers this by saying she is descended from people who had intermarried with Maori people - and he adds to this that certain Maori are in part descendents
from these people themselves. He says certainly some of them are.
John then states that sales of his book has been bought well be Maori people. Who many are delighted to know that they have a longer whakapapa - or lineage
The test show that Middle Eastern especially Persian DNA is in her lineage. That as there was turmoil in Persia, the narrative says that they left there
with the desire to find a place to live in peace … finally after many countries (so the story is conveyed) they ended up in Aotearoa just before
the time of Christ.
Listen to the interview
Waitaha - who are they?
John then says that the Polynesian Waitaha nation arrived after that - according to recently deceased Paramount Chief George Connolly AKA Hori Manuka Manuka
Kapenga. The Upoko Ariki or Head Chief of the Waitaha people. Who’s lineage supposedly came from the Middle East as well, according to George, who
said that his people landed in NZ around 580 AD.
Then John says that there are actually other people but deferred to speak about it saying that it get confusing (I agree says Tim).
He said upon their arrival they had the desire to live in peace and with the Patupaiarehe and the Waitaha - they between them lived in peace for 1300 years
and John says if this is true - then we owe it to ourselves if this is the history fo this country - to find out as to how did the achieve this peace.
Because it is exceptionally unique.
See the YouTube Video 'Skeletons in the Cupboard' by Peter Marsh and Gabie Plumm … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z6PlYiQSTs
Poenamo is the actual name of the South Island actually means the Waters of Peace. This is where a good percentage of the Waitaha supposedly come from.
Today the South Island is known as Te Wai Pounamu, the waters of greenstone.
The Arrival of the Warrior People
Then there was the arrival of warrior people … who took over the first inhabitants that were here and then engaged in inter-tribal warfare fighting
John talks about a Moriori chief in Waikato that once were inhabiting an area from Raglan in the West to Tauranga in the East - his name being Philipp
Ranga - Waikato University Professor Tom Roa when asked agreed and said that there were people in that area before the Maori arrived.
In the original history of the Tainui tribe they have in their official record a story that having landed in the Waikato that they drove out inhabitants
and indigenous people that they found.
Listen about the Chief of the Moriori of the Chatham islands and what transpired right up until the time to the invasion of Maori who took a British sailing
ship filled with warriors and went and took the lives of the population.
John says that his book has gone into bat for them, because these previous people were never a party to the Treaty of Waitangi. A treaty between the British
Crown and certain Maori Tribes from around NZ. But not all.
J H Mitchell - in his book Takitimu which is about the canoe or waka of the Ngāti Kahungunu when they first came to the Hawkes Bay and Wairoa area they were received by people who were already here … but it is said that Ngāti Kahungunu eventually turned on these people
Other subjects covered:
The stone structures that have been locked away and made out of bounds in Waipoua forest - a city that may have supported some thousands … Listen
… and do a web search.
Hear about the late Noel Hilliam, the curator of the Dargaville Museum and what he found as shipwrecks along the West Coast and his profound statement
about what may have been a large stone city in the Waipoua forest. That is now a ‘no go’ area by the Department of Conservation. That carbon dating
takes it back to 2000 BC.
There are 105 embargoes in place across NZ preventing any forensic research on ancient archaeological sites that go back in time - no one is allowed in
to these places - by Law.
Learn about the ancient Auckland, Queen St stump and adze that were found during an infrastructure excavation that were so deep in the earth, that it had
to have been there far longer than the arrival of present Maori.
There is much more to this very interesting interview and in speaking with John Aldworth afterwards it gave me a sense that he is only looking for the
truth on this matter of when was Aotearoa first settled.