Table of Contents
- 1 What were the names of the 7 waka?
- 2 How many Māori canoes came to NZ?
- 3 When did the 7 canoes come to NZ?
- 4 What is my Māori waka?
- 5 What are Polynesians called?
- 6 Where did the name Māori come from?
- 7 What is Kupe iwi?
- 8 Where did the Polynesians come from?
- 9 Where did the waka in New Zealand come from?
- 10 How did the Maori build their waka canoes?
- 11 What kind of trees are Waka made from?
What were the names of the 7 waka?
The seven waka that arrived to Aotearoa were called Tainui, Te Arawa, Mātaatua, Kurahaupō, Tokomaru, Aotea and Tākitimu.
How many Māori canoes came to NZ?
Although it was once believed that the ancestors of Māori came to New Zealand in a single ‘great fleet’ of seven canoes, we now know that many canoes made the perilous voyage.
What was the name of Kupe waka?
Kupe was a very early exploring ancestor, most say the first of the Polynesian ancestors to arrive here in Aotearoa from Hawaiki. Most traditions name his canoe Matawhaorua or Matahorua although some say these were different canoes.
When did the 7 canoes come to NZ?
According to this theory, the Polynesian explorer Kupe first discovered New Zealand from Tahiti in 925 AD, and was followed by another explorer, Toi, in 1150; after this, in 1350, a fleet of seven canoes sailed from Tahiti and Rarotonga, bringing the ancestors of Māori to New Zealand.
What is my Māori waka?
Waka (Māori: [ˈwaka]) are Māori watercraft, usually canoes ranging in size from small, unornamented canoes (waka tīwai) used for fishing and river travel to large, decorated war canoes (waka taua) up to 40 metres (130 ft) long.
Who discovered NZ?
explorer Abel Tasman
The dutch explorer Abel Tasman is officially recognised as the first European to ‘discover’ New Zealand in 1642. His men were the first Europeans to have a confirmed encounter with Māori.
What are Polynesians called?
Polynesians, including Samoans, Tongans, Niueans, Cook Islands Māori, Tahitian Mā’ohi, Hawaiian Māoli, Marquesans and New Zealand Māori, are a subset of the Austronesian peoples.
Where did the name Māori come from?
‘Maori’ derives from a common Polynesian word signifying ordinary. middle of the 19th century, while remaining an adjective, it also came to be used in isolation as a noun, signifying both a Maori person and the Maori language.
What was the original name of New Zealand?
Hendrik Brouwer proved that the South American land was a small island in 1643, and Dutch cartographers subsequently renamed Tasman’s discovery Nova Zeelandia from Latin, after the Dutch province of Zeeland. This name was later anglicised to New Zealand.
What is Kupe iwi?
Kupe is a legendary figure that features prominently in the mythology and oral history of some Māori iwi (tribes). Various legends and histories describe Kupe as being involved with the Polynesian discovery of Aotearoa (New Zealand), around 1300 CE; however, the details differ from iwi to iwi.
Where did the Polynesians come from?
The direct ancestors of the Polynesians were the Neolithic Lapita culture, which emerged in Island Melanesia and Micronesia at around 1500 BC from a convergence of migration waves of Austronesians originating from both Island Southeast Asia to the west and an earlier Austronesian migration to Micronesia to the north.
Why did the Polynesians start voyaging?
In 1973, Ben Finney established the Polynesian Voyaging Society to test the contentious question of how Polynesians found their islands. The team claimed to be able to replicate ancient Hawaiian double-hulled canoes capable of sailing across the ocean using strictly traditional voyaging techniques.
Where did the waka in New Zealand come from?
Waka in New Zealand. Waka are built from tree trunks. In Polynesia, waka were narrow and not very stable, because they were carved from narrow trees. Some canoes had outriggers at the side to keep them steady.
How did the Maori build their waka canoes?
Waka are built from tree trunks. In Polynesia, waka were narrow and not very stable, because they were carved from narrow trees. Some canoes had outriggers at the side to keep them steady. But New Zealand had vast forests of big trees such as tōtara and kauri. Māori built wider waka that were more stable in the water, with no outriggers.
What kind of sails did the waka use?
rauawa (gunwales): the upper edges along each side. Waka were usually moved with wooden paddles or poles. Some had sails made of raupō (a reed) or flax. The anchors were stones tied with rope.
What kind of trees are Waka made from?
Waka in New Zealand. Waka are built from tree trunks. In Polynesia, waka were narrow and not very stable, because they were carved from narrow trees. Some canoes had outriggers at the side to keep them steady. But New Zealand had vast forests of big trees such as tōtara and kauri.