officially renamed in historical reset
The official renaming of a Hamilton street and a local park from old colonial militia names to ones gifted by mana whenua is a historical reset and symbolic redress for the historical confiscation of lands.
Ahead of this morning’s blessing ceremony, many non-Māori and Māori alike say it is a heartening “first” for the city. Von Tempsky St and neighbouring Dawson Park disappear - replaced by Puutikitiki St and Te Wehenga Park.
“This puts right, in a small way, the wrongs of the past,” says Lady Tureiti Moxon, who is managing director of Te Kōhao Health.
“It’s really important to have names that have meaning for the city. It’s an acknowledgement of over one million acres of land being confiscated in this Waikato region.”
Link to article: Hamilton street and park officially renamed in historical reset - NZ Herald