Response To Text About Tupaia and Painted Hoe Articles

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Polynesian Explorers

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  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.

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