Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tell Me Your Story

Today we finished our integrated-inquiry on NZ history and how the past shapes the future. Mrs Tito came in to tell us about the murals on our school buildings and the migration timeline. Now it is our turn to tell our story. How has our history contributed to diversity in NZ?


Purpose: The paintings were done to reflect the different diversities in our school. These were done in 2011 before Mrs Tito retired.

  • Maori in NZ first
  • Takahe- endangered bird from the South Island
  • Waka for the arrival of the Maori
  • Wharenui
  • Flax
  • 1600s approx.
  • Arrival of the European settlers about 1860
  • Petone foreshore
  • Endeavour
  • Cabbage tree
  • What are doing here?
  • Nothing here
  • Mother, father- beard- hard to shave
  • looking back to what they have come from
  • up to16 weeks to travel on a ship to NZ
  • travel was by ox-carts; like big cows
  • 1960s Airline ‘Teal’- Tasman Empire Airlines
  • Ferry to cross the Cook Strait then down to Lyttelton harbour by Christchurch
  • Petrol was sold in gallons
  • Butter was sold in shillings
  • Milk was 3 cents a pint
  • Young European girl dressed like the ‘Beatles’- fashion of the 60s
  • Pacific Islanders 70s and 80s
  • NZ wanted more people here
  • Came and worked in the factories
  • Michael Taafua painted this- Rudolph’s brother
  • Came as families
  • Auckland is the largest Polynesian city in the world  
  • 2000s
  • Asians started arriving in larger numbers
  • dragons, paper lanterns, Chinese girl, high mountains
  • Chinese did come to NZ earlier as well as they came for the ‘Gold Rush’
  • Chinese introduced Market Gardens and Chinese restaurants- lots of new vegetables that we didn’t have before
  • 2000s?
  • Chout’s sister painted this- Ayuen
  • People from Africa came to NZ
  • wildlife
  • huts
  • pampas grassl
  • civil war- refugees
  • needed housing, education, food, health care etc
  • diversity at Trentham School
  • Multi-cultural
  • Different languages

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