Ramarama, Ruatahuna, Oxford, Jerusalem
He koorero timata
He koorero teenei moo ooku wheako i Tipene Kura ki Ramarama, ki Ruataahuna i te Urewera, ki Hiruhaarama i Israel/Palestine, ki te Whare Waananga o Oxford hoki i te tau 1972 ki 1977. He koorero hoki teenei moo tooku tuutakihanga i eetahi taangata tae hoki raa ki a Hoani Rangihau.
I talk below about my experiences at St Stephens School at Ramarama/Bombay, in Ruataahuna, in Jerusalem in Israel Palestine and at Oxford University in the years 1972-7. It is also about meeting various people including John Rangihau.
He mea taiaawhio teenei i eetahi ahua inahoki kua hipa eetahi awa, eetahi huarahi, eetahi moana, etahi paparahi, aa, he taawhiti kee te haere i a Aotearoa ki a Ingarangi, i a Ingarangi ki a Hiruhaarama. Kia waanangahia teenei whakaaro e tika ana kia kii pea ka rere eetahi ira i Ruataahuna ki Hiruhaarama me te hokohanga mai hoki ki a Aotearoa, aa, he paku koorero naaku moo eenaa i te nuku o te tuhinga ki raro.
This is something of a circumnavigation in that roads, rivers, oceans and continents around the world are crossed and its a long way from Aotearoa to England and from there to Jerusalem, Israel and then too the return to Aotearoa. Considering this there there are some threads between Ruatahuna and Jerusalem and there is some discussion of them in the course of the writing below.
Naa Peter Cleave