Union Jacks and Grumpy Cats

Twenty-five years ago, New Zealanders were demanding that some of their monuments be torn down. What can we learn from that experience?

ALONG with Covid, this has been the year in which Confederate Civil War monuments have fallen in America. And monuments to Christopher Columbus, and to colonialists like Cecil Rhodes and the slaver Edward Colston in Britain as well.

Well, a battle over the monuments is nothing new to New Zealand, either: a country stuffed with…

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Mary Jane Walker

Mary Jane Walker

Traveller, journalist, author of 18 books and of 300 blog posts on Medium and on my website a-maverick.com.