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BOMBAY OBELISK (AUCKLAND)

A cache by Great South Road Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/10/2014
In North Island, New Zealand
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

BOMBAY OBELISK - Stonehenge for Racists

The little town of Pukekohe near the end of the Great South Road has long been a home to well-organised and vociferous racists. In the 1920s Pukekohe farmers founded the White New Zealand Defence League to lobby for the deportation of the Chinese and Indian horticulturalists who had settled around their town. Racist ideas enjoyed wide support in Pukekohe, and as recently as the 1950s Maori as well as Asians were routinely denied service in the town’s pubs and hairdressers, and barred from sitting upstairs at its cinema. In the middle of the 1950s some newspapers even dubbed Pukekohe ‘the Little Rock of New Zealand’, after the notoriously segregationist Arkansas city. In recent years a Pukekohe-based magazine called "Franklin E Local" has published many articles claiming that white people settled New Zealand long before Maori, and insisting that the truth about this ancient white civilisation is being hidden by a conspiracy of historians, archaeologists, and Maori. Believers in this conspiracy theory insist that a pile of stones close to the village of Bombay are an ‘obelisk’ raised thousands of years ago by whites. One of the keenest proponents of the ‘whites were here first’ theory of New Zealand history is Allan Titford, who was convicted late last year of multiple counts of rape and of burning down his own home and blaming the act on Maori. The Franklin E Local recently ran an article defending Titford, who is serving a long term in prison, as the victim of a conspiracy. This geocache is part of the Great South Road Geocache Experiment that was initiated at the Papakura Art Gallery Exhibition 'A Sense of Place', sponsored by Auckland City Council.THE NEXT CACHE IN THIS SERIES IS THE LAST POST - CACHE GC54H87

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Rvgure lbh pna tb qbja gur zbgbejnl naq ghea bss ng Zvyy Ebnq (gb Obzonl gbjafuvc) be lbh pna jnyx nybat gur ragver Terng Fbhgu Ebnq (erpbzzraqrq) gb guvf qvfgnag whapgher. Jnyxvat nybat gur zbgbejnl vf sha ohg abg erpbzzraqrq nf vg'f vyyrtny. Pebffvat gur srapr vf abg nqivfrq nf vg vf cevingr cebcregl. Ragre gur ohfu ng gur pbeare bs gur jver srapr ol gur Terng Fbhgu Ebnq naq geniry gur yratgu bs gur srapr guebhtu gur ohfu gb gur pbeare bs gur svryq. Gur pnpur vf ng gur onfr bs n znahxn. Crr ba gur boryvfx ng lbhe crevy! : uggc://ernqvatgurzncf.oybtfcbg.pb.am/2014/05/ubabhevat-boryvfx.ugzy

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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