Maori Place Names- Ingoa Wahi o Aotearoa

When the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, the English version was followed even though the Maori version was the main treaty that had the most signatures. Some people thought the English were now in charge of New Zealand, even though there were hardly any Pakeha in New Zealand.

We are learning about the way the land was named before the Treaty and how it has changed after the Treaty was ignored.

Here is a link to a map where you can hear the names:


Here are some children showing the work in our books:

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