Tangata Whenua – People of the Land
Venture back in time to learn about the arrival of the East Polynesian people to Taranaki.
Students will explore the amazing taonga on display in Te Takapou Whāriki the Māori gallery and examine items from the Museum’s ‘hands-on’ collection.
We will discover how tangata whenua adapted a deep knowledge of nature and natural resources to become expert hunters, gatherers, builders, gardeners, weavers and more.
Q) Who were the first people to live in Taranaki?
Q) How do we know?
Q) How did the people adapt to their new environment?
- Puke Ariki Museum
- Terms 1, 2 ,3 ,4
- Year level
- 1 hour and 15 minutes
- Free for Taranaki schools, $5 per students for schools outside of Taranaki