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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonu View Post
    Then they should have properly committed to their new home and became Australian citizens.

    Stay up with the play mate. Even Quade bloody Cooper - a wallaby who's played many times for Australia and looks like doing it again - can't get accepted for aussie citizenship.
    They want our labor, our taxes when we're there and our best sportspeople - but give us citizenship ? Fuck off.

    I found it interesting to realise recently why NZ was never accepted as a state of Oz. Because we (the NZ govt of the time) had signed a treaty with the indigenous people - the Maori in case you've forgotten Jason - but Oz hadn't and wouldn't. The legal problems that would have thrown up for the crown in OZ stopped us becoming a state.
    The Maori as a consequence have never been hunted for a bounty on their heads. The Aboriginals however...
    Aussies - don't you love them....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    The Maori as a consequence have never been hunted for a bounty on their heads. The Aboriginals however...
    Aussies - don't you love them....
    https://nzhistory.govt.nz/people/te-...angi-te-turuki

    The government became all the more grimly determined to capture or kill him. A massive bounty of 5,000 equivalent to $580,000 in 2015 was placed on his head.

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    I stand by what i said. As a race the Maori have not been hunted for a bounty.
    I'd point out that individual pakeha have also had a price put on them for capture or a confirmed kill.

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    Te Kooti was a mystic rather than a warrior. They only went after him because having twice attacked Titokowaru, and had their arses kicked both times, they correctly surmised a change of scenery would be beneficial for their health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    but give us citizenship ? Fuck off.
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    That was changed sometime in the last few (10 years or so ago???) years. Before that Aussie citizenship was a matter of applying and jumping through the hoops. Many if not all the people like Daves mates have been there for many years and had ample time and opportunities to become citizens of the country they chose as home but didn't.
    Tough titties!

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