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Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Response to Text (Wednesday T3, W8)

 Response to Text



  1. Who was the article about? (Sir Āpirana Ngata)


  1. When and where was he born? Āpirana Ngata, of Ngāti Porou was born 3rd of July 1874 in Te Araroa on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island. 


  1. Which Iwi was Apirana Ngata most connected to? Ngāti Porou was one of the Iwi in New Zealand that had developed close relationships with the British Crown, and  he used these connections to educate himself in the ways of European politics and law.


  1. What was he the first Maori person to do? Āpirana Ngata was a great believer in education. He studied hard from the very beginning, eventually earning his way into Canterbury College and becoming the first Māori in New Zealand to graduate from University. He left university a fully qualified lawyer.


  1. Finish these sentences from the text:

    1. “Apirana dedicated himself to the improvement of Māori,


  1. “Apirana was a proud Maori, and fought to set up businesses and schools for Māori throughout New Zealand, and it is this kind of work that created his legacy - in a world where Māori were looked down upon by the European colonists Āpirana fought to keep their traditions alive, not by fighting them in wars, but by playing the game the Europeans and protecting Māori culture with the power of the law . 


  1. “...he used these connections to educate himself in the ways of European politics and law. Āpirana Ngata was a great believer in education. 


  1. Why do you think it was important for Apirana to educate himself like a European? So he can be a fully qualified lawyer.


  1. What do you think motivated him to fight so hard to keep Maori Culture alive? Because Maori would go extinct.


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