Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Polynesians come to NZ.

Polynesian people came to NZ by canoe. Some of them voyaged in a single hull with an outrigger or a double hull.In full length, these canoe's were 15m-25m.These Vessels were made out of planks lashed together and woven sails.

Trained navigators used the stars as their guide to search for land.Signs of birds feeding at sea would give them and idea that land was near. To get to Aotearoa, the Polynesians had to get thru the stormy seas.


Room 17 Student said...


I like your cool picture about Polynesians coming to New Zealand. I learned that the Moari canoes are 15 to 25 meters long.

From Unaloto

Kayde said...

Hi Joe,

I like your cool story and picture about the early polynesians coming to NZ. Just like Unaloto, I learnt that the maori canoes were 15-20 meters long. Keep up the good work!!!!!

From your good friend,

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