The Official Journal of the Ensign Trust, London





ABOUT the author: Martin Doutre the author of “Ancient Celtic New Zealand” was born in Altadena, California, USA, in December 1946, but was raised and had his formative education in New Zealand. He has lived “back and forth” between the US, Continental Europe and New Zealand and has been educated in each region. He first became interested in archaeo-astronomy in the 1970’s and, by applying exacting surveying and measurement techniques, has made a close study of mysterious, New Zealand, pre-Polynesian structures.

The website’s name ”Ancient Celtic New Zealand” is taken from the book by Martin Doutre, whose work has provided the wellspring from which it began. Contributions in the form of articles and pictures are welcomed from all researchers who feel they have further pieces to add to the evolving jigsaw.

Martin states “Excavations carried out in the UK at Boxgrove Quarry have produced human skeletal remains, stone tools and bones from animals, which provided food including a rhinoceros. The finds have been dated at 500,000 years. In Queensland Australia a mine and substantial harbour attributed to the Phoenicians (est.1 ,000 B.C.) have recently been uncovered. In N E Brazil new finds indicate the presence of people from the African continent 50,000 years ago and more and more earthworks and circles are being discovered yearly in the USA. Everywhere, it would seem, apart from New Zealand the boundaries of history are receding … an oversight we hope to correct.”

To name a few; listed below are some of the chapter headings of the book and also extra material found in the website that at first glance seem to have no relationship with New Zealand, but once you start reading you find the threads are very clear.

• Hebrew codes
• The Tabernacle encampment positions
• The Bush Barrow Lozenge & The Urim & Thummim
• Stonehenge, the Brasen Sea & the Waitapu Observatory
• The Great Pyramid, located in the Stonehenge geometry
• The Trilithon of Tonga-tapu
• The High Seas, Barriers or Highways?
• The Menhir computer at Carnac
• Herodotus and the Pyramid Acre
• 3,4,5 triangulation at Stonehenge
• The Mayan calendar figures & PHI, encoded in the Great Pyramid
• Pulemelei, beacon of the South
• Silbury Hill
• The Riddle of the Sphinx

In the section of Bluestonehenge in the website Martin writes: “The latest theory postulated by our archaeologists is that Stonehenge and related sites in the near vicinity were all built solely for ceremonial, ritualised disposal of the dead. Our archaeologists now provide us with a nauseating vision of the Stonehenge lintels adorned with rotting down corpses and general putrefaction or frequent solemn funerary processions marching along the Avenues to carry dead dignitaries to the giant mausoleum.

ACNZ_Book2The newly found Bluestonehenge is represented as the first port of call by the river bank for the incoming cadavers and their entourage of mourners arriving by river craft. It’s even been suggested that bodies might have been cremated within the circle of bluestones and the ashes then carried to the Stonehenge site, etc.

In all of this speculation our ancestors are reduced to the lowest common denominator possible, as semi-savage, deeply superstitious individuals, involved not only in ritual human sacrifice to appease their bloodthirsty gods, but showing an obsessive, unhealthy interest in the subject of death.

However, our archaeologists have seriously neglected to look at the positions of these several regional circle sites in relation to each other or to the mounds and sundry, purpose placed markers that stand some distance out from them. In their rush to label our ancestors as backward primitives, the modern-day experts have overlooked sophisticated scientific information that was anciently coded into the vast surrounding landscape. Perhaps it’s time for our archaeologists to step aside and allow surveyors to make their separate clinical assessment of the outstanding evidence.”

In the section on Stonehenge he writes, “Most of what has been written about Stonehenge is nonsense or speculation,” said R.J.C. Atkinson, archaeologist from University College, Cardiff. “No one will ever have a clue what its significance was.”

The fact is that our enlightened ancestors did all in their power to show us the profound meanings of the Megalithic or Bronze Age monuments and left glaringly clear indicators of purpose and function.

It is an indictment on our scholars that they have been unable to unlock the simple mathematical codes, which are encrypted into the Stonehenge observatory or its pyramid predecessors. It is admitted that the process of code extraction can be rather involved, as our forebears used layer upon layer of astronomical/navigational numbers in their worldwide explorations and astronomical endeavours.

We will now sift through the more obscure component positions of Stonehenge, one by one and subject the individual parts or features of the site to mathematical scrutiny for identification of repetitive formulas.

Stonehenge was set up to function as an observatory on to the array of stars and planets traversing or descending upon it. It is this fact that Martin argues through the book and in the website and when you read the” Feedback” section you will find some very interesting arguments for and against what Martin has presented.

Also it is the unit of measurement that is common in the pyramids, Stonehenge, the many sites in America and the megalithic sites in New Zealand that are fascinating.

Some have criticized Martin for the use of the word “Celtic” in the title of his book and he offers an explanation to one correspondent … “You are, of course, correct that the “Celtic” label does not adequately describe who the ancient inhabitants of New Zealand truly were.

A historian friend and I wrestled with the problem of how to best convey an approximation concept that most people could identify with.

In the end we, like so many other authors, opted to use the term “pre-Celts”, as the more specific names like Firbolg, Tuatha De Danann, Milesian or Phoenician would leave most readers bewildered and confused.

A considerable mix of early, cousin peoples amalgamated to, by about 1000 BC, form the Celts of Europe.

The megalithic structures of New Zealand display attributes which predate the Celtic epoch by, perhaps, 2000-years, with the closest similarities of style matching Megalithic British structures. The pre-Maori core population was probably directly linked to the Firbolg, Tuatha De Danann, Milesian and Phoenician peoples, with a wide mix of others joining the established population at latter eras. There is compelling evidence to suggest arrivals of true Celts and Anglo Saxons just prior to and after the dawn of the Christian era.

If we were allowed to do DNA fingerprinting on the ancient skeletal remains, still locatable in many New Zealand burial caves, all would be revealed.

There was certainly wide diffusion of the “pre-Celtic” people as shown by ongoing discoveries around the world.

Along with other authors Martin has stirred up things within the “establishment” in New Zealand who believe the Maoris, a Polynesian people are the indigenous or “First Nation” of New Zealand and to say otherwise is heresy. It has been found recently from a DNA trace that the Maoris originated in Taiwan, which has not been well received by the politically motivated.

However, he has given the Brito-Scandinavian or Caucasian peoples in New Zealand that link with our past that was almost lost. He has shown us the extent of the movements of our ancestors not just in New Zealand, but also in the so-called “New World” which is not that new, as other authors have also shown; such as the late Barry Fell or the revelation of the Tocharian peoples in the deserts of western China by J. P. Mallory & Victor Mair or via The Mummies of Urumchi by Elizabeth Wayland Barber; who, incidentally, is a textile expert and showed us the ancient nature of Tartan.

It also has been a revelation to many who after researching their family history have found some distant kin folk have been here before.

The book and website are not of the “popular easy read Mills and Boon” kind, and definitely not politically correct, but are a valuable tool to the re-discovery of our ancient past.