Day: August 18, 2023



no time for chit chat

Title – Dawn raid

Author – Paline Vaeluaga Smith

Summary –

In nz, 50 or 60 years ago lets just say ages ago. Some palagis (white people) were coming after the islanders. They would come at early times in the morning or late as at night and invade their houses, pulling them out of bed and locking them up in jail. They would ask them to show the passport and papers to be in the country. They would beat people or lock them up for no reason. Luckily there was an activist group standing up for us islanders and would give us jutice. They were called the polynesian panthers and they changed the lives of all polynesian old and young. Them and all the other polynesians who had been attacked had put an end to the terrible acts. In the book it was a Samoan family that had gone to Auckland to visit their nana and papa who came to visit for christmas. Their holiday to Auckland had turned out terribly wrong when they woke up to the screams of their nana and papa being dragged out of bed…