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Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Response to text

Response to Text



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


  1. When and where was he born? 3rd of July 1875


  1. Which Iwi was Apirana Ngata most connected to?

Ngati Porou 

  1. What was he the first Maori person to do?

He was the first maori to get a degree

  1. Finish these sentences from the text:

    1. “Apirana dedicated himself to the improvement of…”


  1. “Apirana was a proud Maori, and fought to set up schools and businesses for Maori”


  1. “...he used these connections to educate himself in…ways of European

  2. politics and law.”


  1. Why do you think it was important for Apirana to educate himself like a European?

So he could keep Maoris culture alive and give Europeans their own medicine.




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

  2. Because if he didn’t fight for Maoris then we would have been extinct. 


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