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Te Ao O Te Maori: The World of the Maori

By | Copyright Year:2010 | ISBN-13: 9780170182249

Te Ao O Te Maori looks at the first New Zealanders who came in canoes from an ancestral home somewhere in the Pacific called Hawaiki. With their oral traditions and their closeness to their ancestors they can be called ‘Nga Tamariki a Maui’ – the children of Maui.

New Zealand was very different to Hawaiki. In New Zealand nga tamariki a Maui had to make many social changes. They had to work out a partnership with the land which gave them everything they needed to survive. They came to be the tangata whenua – the people of the land.


1 Ancestral Homelands
2 The Moriori Story
3 Back to the Beginning
4 How a House Can Tell a Story
5 Searching for Clues
6 Polynesian Puzzler
7 Arrival by Sea
8 The Sea Voyage
9 The Earth Mother
10 Changes in a New Environment
11 Economic Organisation
12 Gathering Kai
13 Fishing
14 Nuku – The Bird Hunter
15 Working to Get Food
16 Sharing Resources
17 Naming the Environment
18 Clothes From the Land
19 Blood and Bone Groups
20 Tapu
21 Taona
22 Problem Solving 1
23 Problem Solving 2
24 Health
25 Pa, War, Weapons
26 Games and Sports
27 Art
28 Your Own Enquiry


Ruth Naumann is an experienced Social Studies teacher and the author of numerous social studies publications.


New, full colour design.

New pages of content, topics include: The Moriori Story, Economic Organisation, Fishing, Working to Get Food, Sharing Food Resources.

Revised and/or extended existing units.

New photographs, illustrations, diagrams and maps.

New student activities.


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By | ISBN-13: 9780170182256
Later waves of immigrants came to settle in New Zealand in the 19th and 20th centuries. Many came here from societies where life was often harsh, especially for the poor and landless. They wanted to better themselves and they wanted to own land. Settler groups came from places like China, India, Dalmatia, Bohemia, Holland, Scandinavia and the Pacific. But most were from Britain. The social organisation they brought was very different to the ways of the tangata whenua – the people already here. To distinguish them from the tangata whenua these later immigrants are known as the Tauiwi – the settler groups of the 19th and 20th centuries. The impact they have had on New Zealand has been far-reaching.
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