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- When, and where was Tupaia born?
- a) Around 1825 in Rā‘iātea
- b) Around 1725 in New Zealand
- c) Around 1825 in New Zealand
- d) Around 1725 in Rā‘iātea
- Rā‘iātea is a part of which larger group of islands?
- a) Samoa b) Tahiti
- c) Rapa Nui d) Micronesia
- What was the name of the British official sent to secure British rule over NZ?
- a) William Johnson b) Abel Tasman
- c) William Hobson d) Captain James Cook
- One day, more people would come – a different kind of people altogether. They would arrive on a canoe with no outrigger and would change everything: “And this land will be taken by them” Vaita said.
Did this prophecy come true? Explain.
→Yes it’s said in the book On 18 June 1767, a strange vessel was
seen off the coast of Tahiti, where Tupaia now lived.
- Only about 20 of the painted hoe that were given to Captain Cook in 1769 by Māori survive.
- a) True b) False
- Describe the role that Tupaia had on board the Endeavour – what did he do on Captain Cook’s ship?
→He was the translator for Captain Cook
8. Explain the four reasons why Hoe were important, and special pieces of technology for Maori.
→ they were important to the Maori culture.
→ They had spiritual importance.
→ They were important in all areas of life.
→ They were extremely well designed.
9. Tupaia (up until recently) and much more Polynesian history remains oral history (that means told by speaking). How can we ensure that this history is available to learn for future generations? Try to come up with at least 2 ways.
→ we can learn from stories in books and not forget our history.