Entitled to support display
Re: Museum refuses Endeavour, November 17 story.
I am Gisborne born and bred and proud of my hometown. I attended city and country schools throughout the district and spent almost my entire working life in the area until I retired in 2015.
I am of European descent and lived in Gisborne as a direct result of Captain James Cook of HMS Endeavour arriving in the bay in October 1769.
As a lifelong resident of Gisborne, I am entitled without question to be allowed to support the display of all memorabilia that reminds visitors and locals alike of that occasion.
I am disappointed that a minority group has such influence in the area which denies that display, with the view that their history is more important than mine. I strongly agree with the amazing new replicas of Cook’s ship being reinstated in the main road as were the originals in 1969.
Colin Knowles, Te Awamutu