Month: February 2023

Response To Text About Tupaia and Painted Hoe Articles

Today we did response to text about Tupaia enjoy my work!

Polynesian Explorers

Highlight the correct answer, or type in what you think is correct.


  1. When, and where was Tupaia born?


  1. a) Around 1825 in Rā‘iātea
  2. b) Around 1725 in New Zealand
  3. c) Around 1825 in New Zealand
  4. d) Around 1725 in Rā‘iātea


  1. Rā‘iātea is a part of which larger group of islands? 


  1. a) Samoa       b) Tahiti
  2. c) Rapa Nui      d) Micronesia


  1. What was the name of the British official sent to secure British rule over NZ?


  1. a) William Johnson           b) Abel Tasman
  2. c) William Hobson d) Captain James Cook


  1. 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.

→On June 18 1767 this prophecy came true a small boat came to the coast of the area Tupaia lived at the time that boat was the dolphin on it was Samuel Wallis he was looking for the unknown southern continent


  1. Only about 20 of the painted hoe that were given to Captain Cook in 1769 by Māori survive.


  1. a) True b) False


  1. Describe the role that Tupaia had on board the Endeavour – what did he do on Captain Cook’s ship?


→ he was a navigator at first but when it came to talking to the Maori people he was there translator and he help Captain Cook alot I think if Tupaia could not translate some people from the endeavour would of died after one of them shot a maori person the first time the people from the endeavour went to shore so they would probably of got into lots of trouble with out Tupaia.


interpreter a person who interprets, especially one who translates speech orally or into sign language. Someone who can translate languages. 
diplomat an official representing a country abroad. An important person representing a place like country,town,city and more.
indigenous  Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place. If you are indigenous you are native to somewhere (example I am Indigenous to NZ)


  1. Explain the four reasons why Hoe were important, and special pieces of technology for Maori.

→ They paddled waka wich was important for transport

→ They can be used as weapons if needed

→ They make waka go faster because of their design.

→ there patterns and designs can be a visual way of keeping culture and traditions alive.


  1. 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.


→ 1. We can tell stories and write things like books about this part of history and share them with other people.

2.We can try to learn more information and use all we find and piece it together with what we already know then share what we learn so it is not forgotten.

Treaty Of Waitangi Response To Text

Today I did my response to text task which is about the Treaty Of Waitangi I hope you enjoy.

Treaty of Waitangi 

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  1. When did Maori first arrive in Aotearoa, New Zealand?


  1. a) Between 1150 & 1200AD
  2. b) Between 1250 & 1350AD 
  3. c) Between 1250 & 1300AD
  4. d) Last Year


  1. In the 1790’s Pakeha arrived in NZ to do what? 


  1. a) Hunt Moa        b) Start families
  2. c) Hunt whale & seals d) Escape prison sentences


  1. What was the name of the British official sent to secure British rule over NZ?


  1. a) William Johnson           b) Abel Tasman
  2. c) William Hobson d) Captain James Cook


  1. There were two things that Maori chiefs Hone Heke Pokai and Tamati Waka Nene thought signing the treaty would help accomplish. What were they?


→The Treaty was a good thing because it would stop inter-tribal warfare

→it would also help make trade between the Maori and Pakeha easier and fairer


  1. True or False: Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi are the exact same.


  1. a) True b) False


  1. The Waitangi Tribunal was set up in 1975. Describe the job the Waitangi Tribunal have?


→The tribunal makes sure the government honour The Treaties promises. Along with that Maori can make claims to them the members of the tribunal listen to evidence just like a jury, during a hearing, evidence is given by lawyers,historias, and iwi members.Afterwards, the tribunal writes a report which are used by the government to reach agreements with iwi, these are called Treaty settlements.


colonisation When a country takes control of another country and sends people to live there. Sometimes if a country goes and takes over another country and they get some people to live there.
treaty A formally concluded and ratified agreement between to states. A promise or peace offering between people,countries,states etc.
sovereignty  Supreme power or authority. When someone (or thing) is on top and incharge.


  1. When the treaty was signed William Hobson said out loud “He iwi

tahi tātou.” (“We are one people.”)

What do you think he meant by this?


→ I think he meant we are all the same and are together and I think he said that to help convince them to sign the treaty.



  1. The article describes differences between Te Tiriti and the Treaty of Waitangi – Why do you think those differences caused difficulties?


→ I think that the fact there are two different versions of The Treaty caused difficulties because when the Pakeha said in article one with the english version they said “The Maori chiefs agree to give up their “sovereignty” to the queen of England” in the Maori version article one “the chiefs agree to give the “kawanatanga” (which means governorship) of New Zealand to the Queen Of England. Then article two English version said “The Queen Of England promises possession of their lands,forests and fishing for as long as they wish” the Maori version of article two “The chiefs are promised “tino rangatiratanga” (absolute chieftainship) over their whenua (land) kainga (villages) tonga (treasures).”With different promises and agreements meant some people thought it said a different thing to other people so that did not help because over the years some arts of The Treaty made debate and fights.