Two Māori hand clubs

For the classroom

Wahaika of the Ngāti Raukawa people


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Patu paraoa collected by Captain Cook


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Detail of figure on the wahaika


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The inscription on the patu


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Māori hand club


Brass replica of a Māori hand club with Joseph Banks’s name and coat of arms.

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Portrait of Joseph Banks


Print after painting by Benjamin West; 1778.

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Bark shield


Collected by Cook at Botany Bay; one of the first objects collected from Australia.

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A Māori paddle from Cook’s first voyage

Source: twmuseums.org.uk

In the Great North Museum, Newcastle.

Visit the site http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/great-north-museum/collections.html

Te Papa Tongarewa/National Museum of New Zealand collection database

Source: collections.tepapa.govt.nz

Visit the site http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/

Explorers of the late AD 1700s

Source: rmg.co.uk

National Maritime Museum resources on Explorers of the late AD 1700s; KS2 but includes useful reproductions of letters from key figures and teaching ideas.

Visit the site http://www.rmg.co.uk/schools/national-maritime-museum/projects/board-of-longitude/explorers-key-stage-2

Teacher resources

Source: tepapa.govt.nz

From Te Papa Tongarewa/National Museum of New Zealand including activities on living cultural traditions and an interactive resource on the Treaty of Waitingi of 1840 between the Māori and the British.

Visit the site http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/Education/OnlineResources/Pages/overview.aspx

Portrait of Omai by Joshua Reynolds

Source: commons.wikimedia.org

About AD 1776

Visit the site http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Joshua_Reynolds_-_Portrait_of_Omai.jpg

Outside the classroom

Here is a selection of museums with important Māori material and of museums and sites connected with Cook and British exploration in the 1700s.

National Museum of Scotland

Source: nms.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.nms.ac.uk

Manchester Museum

Source: museum.manchester.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/

National Maritime Museum

Source: rmg.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum

Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

Source: prm.ox.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/cook.html

Places in the north-east of England connected with Captain Cook

Source: captaincook.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.captaincook.org.uk/heritage.php

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org

Two Māori hand clubs