SO, IS THERE ANY SIGNIFICANCE IN THE AZIMUTHS OF 162-DEGREES & 342-DEGREES?
Well yes, there's tremendous code bearing significance in this alignment, which was incorporated numerically into the Great Pyramid of Egypt and in the azimuth angles of the "Station Stones" at Stonehenge in Southern England.
When Stonehenge was first built, four surveying stones were put in place and the entire site was then constructed relative to these precisely located positions.
The blue arrows show how two of the Station Stones at Stonehenge were situated on mounds at 162-degrees and 342-degrees azimuth, respectively, relative to the centre position of Stonehenge. The same alignment was used in setting up Koru PA's standing stone circle hubstone position, relative to the cone position of Mt. Taranaki.
The PHI ratio of 1.6180339 to 1 was very important to ancient civilisations and had to be remembered at all cost. A reciprocal form of the PHI ratio was used for making measuring vessels that would accurately contain exact cubic inch measures of dry or wet goods (bushel barrels for grain or amphora's for wine, etc.). To read about the coded number system that was incorporated into Weights, Measures & Volumes, see: http://www.celticnz.co.nz/Weights_Measures_Volumes/Weights_Measures.htm
It is important to note that the British Standard inch & foot are incredibly old and were associated, by direct ratio, to the cubits used by all of the early cousin nations of the ancient Mediterranean. Indeed, the selfsame inch was shared by all of the cousin nations. For this reason, the length of the Great Pyramid of Egypt can be rendered equally in the following terms.
These increments represent only a few that were shared and used by the cousin nations for all manner of astronomical cycle or geodetic/ navigational calculations.
Professor Alexander Thom discovered an increment to be repetitively present in the distances between stone components of the very weather worn, ancient British monuments. This increment he dubbed the "Megalithic Yard" and assigned a value of approximately 32.4-inches. Thom's Megalithic Yard virtually duplicated the ancient Vara of "Iberia" (meaning "Hebrews")* which was the former name for Spain. The Gaz measurement of Northern India is also virtually identical to Thom's Megalithic Yard and, although each is now slightly drifted from their original size, all seem to stem from one common origin of 32.4-inches (32 & 2/5ths inches).
Thom's Megalithic Yard was 2 X 16.2-inches. At the Great Pyramid, this would equate to:
The increment of 16.2-inches is simply a rounded form of the PHI ratio (1.6180339 rendered 1.62) and, by incorporating this measurement into ancient structures, they could be said to symbolically or mnemonically represent PHI in their dimensions. Within British monuments, like Stonehenge, important measurements will comply to an increment divisible by 16.2-inches. For example, the Sarsen Circle lintel ring (30 stone lintels lying horizontally atop sarsen stone supports) had a design outer length of 11.52 feet (11 & 13/25ths feet...138 & 6/25ths inches) per lintel each (average) and an inner length of 10.5 feet (one Hebrew Reed) per lintel each. This meant that the outer circumference was 345.6 feet (256 X 16.2-inches), while the inner circumference was 315-feet (half a Greek long stadia of 630 feet) or 233 &1/3rd increments of 16.2-inches. Under the Great Pyramid's geodetic system the outer rim of the Sarsen circle in England was 1/378000th of the equatorial size of the Earth. Note: 378 X 2 = 756.
At Stonehenge there are very profound examples of the use of the PHI ratio in the design configuration of the main circles. For example: A marker stone sits on the "Avenue" of Stonehenge and it's distance from the centre of the site would mark the edge of a circle 466 feet in diameter. If this diameter circle is reduced by 1.6180339 (PHI), then the new diameter achieved is 288 feet. The Aubrey Circle, with its 56 post positions, is 288 feet in diameter. If the Aubrey Circle is reduced by PHI, then the result is 178 feet diameter. This is the width of the "Y" Holes Circle. Again, if this is reduced by PHI , then the next circle down would have a diameter of 110 feet. The very famous Sarsen Circle, with its high standing megaliths and overhead linel stones is 110 feet in diameter. Another way that this works mathematically is: 466' - 288' = 178'; 288' - 178' = 110'.
*Footnote: The original Hebrews, occupying Canaan or Israel, were part of the European group of cousin nations, which once ranged from Northern India to Egypt and its environs. Jewish scholars acknowledge that the era of the Hebrews ended when the era of the Jews (late era Babylonians who conquered and occupied Judea/ Israel) began (600 BC).
A representation of Koru PA, its "standing stone circle" component and overland alignment to the "benchmark" or "landmark" surveying position on the peak of the dormant volcano, Mount Taranaki (undoubtedly, originally named in homage to Taranaich ...the ancient Pictish god of thunder, lightening and fire...also known as Taranis in ancient France).
In the picture to the upper left is shown a statuette, found in France, which depicts the ancient god Taranis and his identifying elements. These are:
In the picture to the lower left is shown a "cross", known as the "Cross of Taranis" (Croix de Taranis). In pre-Christian France (Gaul) the spoked "thunder wheel" of Taranis was often represented as a "cross".
In the picture to the right is shown Curator of the Dargaville Maritime Museum, Noel Hilliam, holding an ancient totem (Nui pole), which was retrieved from wetlands in the north of New Zealand. The totem has, carved into it, all of the elements associated with Taranis, the Thunderer. These are:
Taranis of ancient Gaul or Taranaich of ancient Scotland were one and the same as Thor of Scandinavia. These, in turn were developments of Jupiter of the Romans, which were derived from depictions and mythologies of Indra of Northern India (former homeland of the Aryans...European languages are largely Indo-Aryan). Britannia figurines of England depict the wheel of the Thunderer beside the seated Britannia.
The "Tara" nameplaces have survived in Ireland since remote antiquity and, presently, many Caucasoid mummies are being unearthed in the Tarin Basin north of Northern India in what is now a province of China. The Gaulish (French) name "Taranis" has an incredibly old pedigree extending back, it would seem, to the Tarin Basin and the "Thunderer" followed ancient Europeans in their travels all over the world in remote antiquity. Extending the migrations all the way to Britain, we have the "Tara" derived names leaving a trail behind them every step of the way.
In consideration of ancient Welsh/ Gaelic/ Breton/ Khumri variations on "Tara" we have the following:
"Taran" means "thunder" in Welsh/ Breton/ Khumri. The word "Tardd" would mean "breaking out".
"Tartar" means noise or clamour in Irish/ Gaelic.
Each of these descriptions in Welsh/ Khumri or Irish/ Gaelic migrated to Wales and Ireland via Scandinavia and Germany, where "Thor", meaning literally "thunder", was the preeminent Deity and created great thunder claps by crashing two rams heads together.
The Continental European Celts called their God, "Taranis" (the thunderer) and he bore that name in France and Spain amongst the Druids, as well as, seemingly, Celtic countries like Germany, Switzerland and Yugoslavia further east. The name Taranis derives from the Celtic (or Indo-European) root "Taran" meaning "thunderer or thunder" and he was associated with Jupiter.
Another variation on the name was "Taranucnus" or "Taranus"...used in Britain. Taranaich (which is very close in pronunciation to Taranaki) is the Scot/ Pict/ Gaelic god of thunder & lightning. His name was derived from the Gaelic word tarnach or tarna, thunder.
His attribute was the spoked wheel. Taranis, Taran, Taranus, Taranucus, Taranucnus, Taranaich all relate to "Thunderer", the Celtic thunder god and god of heaven. His symbol was the spoked wheel and a stylized spiral representing lightning. The wheel was normally considered to be a sun symbol, but could also be associated with the thunder god's chariot rumbling across the sky.
The Celtic/ ancient Gaulish tribes, Turones, Turoni, Taurini, venerated the deity Taranucus/ Taranaich, which is not a tremendous departure from saying that the Turehu of ancient New Zealand (described as Europeans) lived in the foothills of Mt, Taranaki.
Left: All that now remains of a stone marker atop Koru PA is the hole in which it sat. The stone was last seen in place in 2001. It sat 10 feet in from the barrier fence facing the river on the highest point of Koru PA's eastern end. To the right is seen the stone trough marker at the western end of the top plateau at Koru PA. Although archaeologists refer to this as a hearth for fires, it was strategically placed for overland alignment geometry, using Mount Taranaki as its surveying reference marker.
The carefully constructed stone trough at the western end of the top plateau at Koru PA was in full view of Mount Taranaki and, although described as a hearth, is more likely to have been made for inserting an intricately carved "Nui Pole" or totem. In consideration of the fact that Mount Taranaki, a dormant volcano that periodically erupts and puts on magnificent displays of fiery flashes or raining fire*, accompanied by loud reports of thunderous explosions, it would not be unreasonable to assume that a Nui Pole would have been erected in homage to Taranaki-Taranaich-Taranis-Tawhaki. The regional god of thunder and lightening was also called Tawhaki, (rendered Ta-faki) which is not much of a departure from the names: Taranaki, Taranaich or Taranis.
*According to the Roman poet Lucan, Taranis was appeased by burning (Bellum civile or Pharsalia I, 422-465).
SO, WHO WERE TARANAKI PROVINCE'S EARLIEST INHABITANTS & WHERE ARE THEIR REMAINS?
According to local oral traditions, the people who built Koru PA were the "friendly Maoris", also described as the kiri-puwhero and uru-kehu (light complexion, reddish tint skin and reddish tinged, blondish hair). These Patu-paiarehe people occupied the region for milleniums before the coming of the late arriving Polynesian/ Melanesian cannibal warriors, who hunted them to extinction.
A New Zealand stamp attempts to portray, in surrealist imagery, the pre-Maori Patu-paiarehe people, now all-too-conveniently relegated to the realm of myth and legend. Large pockets of the pre-Maori European tribes, who were the long-term inhabitants of New Zealand, still survived into early colonial times and the first colonial accounts called them the "Pakeha Maoris" (white skinned Maoris) who lived inland. The Patu-paiarehe individual shown plays a carved putorino flute and wears a piupiu skirt, adorned with the very Celtic or Pictish-looking design-work that parallels the design-work now found in Maori culture. All or most aspects of Maori culture, including associated symbolism and taonga (treasures), were taken from the Patu-paiarehe, as the spoils of war or conquest (muru-plunder). It is now considered to be Maori in design origin, but is, in fact, ancient European.
J. M. McEwen researched one of these "Pakeha-Maori" tribes called the Ngati-Hotu for over 15-years and used for reference the writings of Hawkes Bay chiefs Raniera Te Ahiko and Paramena Te Naonao. Other researchers gleaned information from genealogical tables related by tribes bordering Lake Taupo and by interviews with the learned elders there. One quotation about the Ngati-Hotu, derived from these Maori sources, states:
Generally speaking, Ngati Hotu were of medium height and of light colouring.
In the majority of cases they had reddish hair. They were referred to as urukehu.
It is said that during the early stages of their occupation of Taupo they did
not practice tattooing as later generations did, and were spoken of as te whanau
a rangi (the children of heaven) because of their fair skin.
There were two distinct types. One had a kiri wherowhero or reddish skin, a round face, small eyes and thick protruding eyebrows. The other was fair-skinned, much smaller in stature, with larger and very handsome features. The latter were the true urukehu and te whanau a rangi. In some cases not only did they have reddish hair, but also light coloured eyes.
(See Tuwharetoa, chapter 7, page 115, by Rev. John Grace)
Reverend Richard Taylor wrote in 1855:
'Besides gods the natives believed in the existence of other
beings, who lived in communities, built pas, and were occupied with similar
pursuits to those of men. These were called Patu-paiarehe. Their chief residences
were on the tops of lofty hills, and they are said to have been the spiritual
occupants of the country prior to Maori, and to retire as they advance. The
Wanganui natives state, that when they first came to reside on the banks of
the river, almost all the chief heights were occupied by the Patu-paiarehe,
who gradually abandoned the river, and that even until a few generations ago,
they had their favourite haunts there. These may be accounts of an aboriginal
race mixed with fable; there are several things to warrant the idea that the
Maori were not the first inhabitants of the land.
The Patu-paiarehe were only seen early in the morning, and are represented as being white, and clothed in white garments of the same form and texture of their own; in fact, they may be called the children of the mist. They are supposed to be of large size, and may be regarded as giants, although in some respects they resemble our fairies. They are seldom seen alone, but generally in large numbers; they are loud speakers and delight in playing the putorino (flute); they are said to nurse their children in their arms, the same as Europeans and not carry them in the Maori style, on the back or hip. Their faces are papatea, not tattooed, and in this respect also, they resemble Europeans. They hold long councils, and sing very loud; they often go and sit in cultivation's, which are completely filled with them, so as to be frequently mistaken for a war party; but they never hurt the ground
The belief in the Patu-paiarehe is very general; many have affirmed to me that they have repeatedly met with them. Albinos are said to be their offspring, and they are accused of frequently surprising women in the bush.' (see Articles from "Te Ika A Maui, NZ and its Inhabitants", by Rev Richard Taylor, written in 1855; facsimile reprint in 1974 A.H. & A.W. Reed).
Here are some other old quotes from the books of yesteryear:
'It is most certain that the whites are the aborigines. Their colour is, generally speaking, like that of the people of Southern Europe and I saw several who had red hair. There were some who were as white as our sailors and we often saw on our ship a tall young man who by his colour and features might easily have passed for a European' (see Voyages To Tasmania & New Zealand, by Lt. Croset)...The above observation was made in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
'The Maori regales us with several tales that are supposed to illustrate a period when the Maori people were living here on sufferance, as it were, under the mana of the Turehu or Patupaiarehe, the true lords of the soil. Many different names are used to denote this forest folk or fairies as our writers often term them, though the Maori concept is not that of a diminutive fey or elf like folk, but rather that of a people of ordinary stature and appearance, save they are said to have been fair-skinned and fair haired' (see Maori Religion, by Elsdon Best).
'Patupaiarehe is the name applied by the Maoris to the mysterious forest dwelling race. An atmosphere of mysticism surrounds Maori references to these elusive tribes of the mountains and the bush....The Patupaiarehe were for the most part of much lighter complexion than the Maoris...their hair was of a dull golden or reddish hue, "uru-kehu", as is sometimes seen amongst the Maoris of today...This class of folk-tales no doubt originated in part in the actual existence of numerous tribes of aborigines. This immeasurably ancient light haired people left a strain of uru-kehu in most ancient tribes' (see The Journal of the Polynesian Society, volume 30, article by James Cowan.
Commenting on a later era, Cowan interviewed an old Maori elder who spoke of the Patupaiarehe of Mt. Ngongataha, Rotorua District. This partially wooded area rising above the south-west shore of Lake Rotorua was the main regional settlement of the Patupaiarehe, whom the old elder called, Ngati-Hua (hua means "bastard" in Maori and "Ngati" is generally placed before tribal names). The old elder described the former residents in the following way:
'The complexion of most of them was kiri puwhero (reddish skin) and their hair had a reddish or golden tinge we call uru-kehu. Some had black eyes, some blue like Europeans. Some of their women were very beautiful, very fair of complexion, with shining fair hair...'
Cowan was told by other Maori elders of the district that, many generations previously, the Maoris set fire to the fern and forest on the slopes of the mountain, causing much anguish to the Patupaiarehe tribe and most of them departed northward. It's interesting to note that many very ornate little pataka buildings, like the ones in the Auckland War Memorial Museum, were seen abandoned and deteriorating, by early colonial observers, in the high country of Mt. Ngongataha.
The smashed bones of the unfortunate victims of a cannibal feast. This was the tragic fate of many of the European Patu-paiarehe people, who were relentlessly hunted as a food source.
MORE RECENT SKELETAL DISCOVERIES OF TARANAKI'S PRE-MAORI INHABITANTS.
Here's an excerpt from a recent newspaper article:
Old Maori skeletons get new home
24 September 2005
By RICHARD WOOD
The remains of 12 skeletons in a formal pre-European Maori urupa (cemetery) unearthed by contractors on a Manutahi farm, have been removed and re-interred at Manutahi Marae by kaumatua of the Ngati Pakakohe iwi.
No official comment could be obtained from Pakakohe, but tribal members told the Taranaki Daily News the blessing and reinterrment happened on Tuesday.
These sources were not comfortable with the removal of the bones.
They said the remains should possibly have been left where they were found.
The principal South Taranaki iwi, Ngati Ruanui, was originally called in by the police after the remains were disturbed during land contouring earthworks for oil exploration company Swift Energy NZ Ltd, on September 13.
Ngati Ruanui chairman Syd Kahu, asked for an update this week, said: "I have handed it all over to Pakakohe, that's all I have to say."
Allan Cunningham, the new Swift CEO said nothing further was being done at the site "until Ngati Ruanui decide to allow it. They may do as they see fit, that's our position. There has been a limited amount of fill work done where the remains were found."
Michael Taylor, a private archaeologist from Archaeology North, Wanganui, was called in by the NZ Historic Places Trust to assess the discovery but did no excavation.
He said the urupa "definitely pre-dates European settlement due to the style of burial, state of the bones and the presence of what may have been woven flax. Something like this is a significant discovery because it is an unrecorded formal burial site. I've been in archaeology for over 20 years and this is the first time I have seen anything like this."
Since the find, a bit more evidence has filtered through from private sources. This tells us:
The remains, which were undoubtedly pre-Maori or of ancient Patu-paiarehe-European ethnicity have, as per usual, been whisked away and destroyed, this time at Manutahi PA located between Hawera and Patea. This "Dark Ages" practice of suppressing scientific investigation ensures that we never learn the truth about our long-term history. Moreover, the progeny of those who annihilated the earlier inhabitants of New Zealand are aided and abetted in keeping knowledge concerning the earliest New Zealanders a deep, dark secret.
Europeans have a right to be consulted regarding the fate of the remains of their ancient cousin peoples. This is yet another breach of, what should be, mutual respect for ethnic rights.
SO, WELCOME TO THE "DARK AGES" OF 2005.
As was said earlier, 'it's virtually all corporate science now' and information is carefully vetted, seived and sanitised by social engineers before it's deemed suitable for presentation to the masses. Such is the substance and content of the TV series, Frontier Of Dreams... or such is the reason behind the destruction, instead of forensic analysis, of ages-old skeletal remains from a Taranaki swamp.