C Co treasures belong here

LETTER

I for one am very much against the C Company exhibition and taonga being removed from its “home” here in Te Tairawhiti. There are a lot of personal and family treasures that have been supplied from local citizens to help make up the exhibition, and I would be very surprised if those families would agree to those treasures and taonga being removed from here and given a home somewhere else in the country that has no claim or association to C Company. This is where it was started and this is where it belongs.

I was one of many people who put in many hours of work constructing the original exhibition in the Tairawhiti Museum in Stout Street. I even made a special trip to Waiouru to fetch authentic WW2 uniforms, firearms and other relevant articles for the initial opening of the exhibition. I also had the privilege of driving the canteen truck that was provided by the NZ Army to be a major exhibit at the opening.

I would consider it a personal insult if the exhibition were to be removed from here. I will be only too willing to form a picket to try to prevent that happening, and I think there would be others who would join me.

Noel Dunn (Paki ha)

I for one am very much against the C Company exhibition and taonga being removed from its “home” here in Te Tairawhiti. There are a lot of personal and family treasures that have been supplied from local citizens to help make up the exhibition, and I would be very surprised if those families would agree to those treasures and taonga being removed from here and given a home somewhere else in the country that has no claim or association to C Company. This is where it was started and this is where it belongs.

I was one of many people who put in many hours of work constructing the original exhibition in the Tairawhiti Museum in Stout Street. I even made a special trip to Waiouru to fetch authentic WW2 uniforms, firearms and other relevant articles for the initial opening of the exhibition. I also had the privilege of driving the canteen truck that was provided by the NZ Army to be a major exhibit at the opening.

I would consider it a personal insult if the exhibition were to be removed from here. I will be only too willing to form a picket to try to prevent that happening, and I think there would be others who would join me.

Noel Dunn (Paki ha)

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