File spoon-archives/postcolonial.archive/postcolonial_2003/postcolonial.0309, message 16


Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 08:34:55 +1200
Subject: Re: Cultural Landscape: renaming streets, [re]locating monuments


>
> A trip to New Zealand will show a statue of Queem n Victoria in almost
every
> city.

I strenuously object to this slur on the fair country in which I live!  If
there is a statue of Queen Victoria in Palmerston North, I will go out and
buy a hat and eat it!   And I am lucky to be able to see Taranaki, as well
as Ruapehu, from my office window on a clear day.  We all call it Taranaki.
The name "Egmont" is just plain ugly.

Margaret



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