Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Polynesians to NZ


Polynesians were the first people to populate New Zealand over 1000 years ago.
These people came by canoe from East Polynesia. Their canoes that they brought to
Aotearoa were made from Wooden Planks. Some of these wooden waka had an
outrigger or it wad double hulled.

In the canoes these were trained Navigators who steered the bout in the right direction
using:
1. The stars at night.
2. The swells in the sea.
They also kept a lookout for signs that land was near, for example, they looked for
birds that were feeding in the sea. Not all of these brave sailors made it to
New Zealand.

Thank you ( http://www.timedesign.de/ship/liki_tiki.jpg ) for letting me use this
amazing photo which, helped me a lot.

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