A Maori Challenge

Today we visited the Auckland Museum whilst we were waiting to get into our rooms. The Museum had a lot of information about the Maoris – these are the people who originally settled in New Zealand.

Below is an image of some Maori jewellery. As you can see, a lot of the jewellery is made from teeth or parts of animals.

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Challenge:
Can you match the jewellery to the description? If you look very carefully you will see the jewellery is numbered 1-5 so you simply need to match each number to one of the listed descriptions below which are labelled a-d and write your answers in a comment. There might even be a prize for the first to get it right!

a)Porpoise teeth and shells

b)Necklace of teeth

c)Human Hair held by plaited pandanus

d)Whale teeth, coconut pieces and conus shell.

 

Challenge 2:
Can you add any extra information about the Maoris?

 

 

 

19 thoughts on “A Maori Challenge

  1. Wow! Now that is what I call a longggggggg journey. All the way to the other side of the world, I guess!

    What an interesting place to go, Miss King and Mr Hayes. Can I ask if you have found any clues that James Cook was in New Zealand?

    Great challenges! I am going to keep following this blog, with great interest. Top Bader bloggers (good answers to challenges + good challenges set for Miss King and Mr Hayes) will get a free visit to our Captain Cook Museum in Stewart Park. Good luck!

  2. SEE IF YOU CAN CRACK THIS RIDDLE

    what’s long and got two wings ,
    its got a pilot and co pilot
    What am I

    hint you had to sit on 3 to New Zealand

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