Day: February 22, 2023

Tupaia Response to Text

  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.

→The prophecy came true because he uttered a prophecy that more people would come over to tahiti and would take over and eventually they saw a big dolphin ship full of european or British people and these people were the kind of people Vaita was talking about in his prophecy.


  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?


→Tupaia had the role as a navigator. A navigator is one of the most important people when you’re lost or searching for something, because they are the people that guide you or tell you where to go, and Tupaia was one of them.


interpreter Translator I met this guy that only speaks Spanish and he really wanted to talk to me but I didn’t understand him, so the next day I brought my translator man.
diplomat Representative Jacinda Adern was a representative for New Zealand because she used to be the prime minister for New Zealand.
indigenous Inhabitants The Maori are the inhabitants of New Zealand.


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

→ One reason why they really needed hoes was to make vegetables and food because you use hoes in your farm to help with growing vegetables.

→ Another reason why some people kind of needed hoes was because they could use it in different ways, and since they were so sharp you could use it as a weapon.

→ They also needed hoes because they could use them in different ways and there were so many ways to use them.

→ Hoes were also needed because they needed food for people that were out at sea because there was a sickness and one of the ways to cure the sickness was eating vegetables.

  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.


→ We could pass down our knowledge about Tupaia and they will learn more and more about him because they might have the technology to do so, that they learned all his history or we could figure out his history right now and they would know about.