Story: Māori education – mātauranga

Te Komiti o Tupai manuscript

This text, in the handwriting of Pūrākau Maika, was written at Kehemane (Tākitimu meeting house) in 1904. It was part of a coordinated effort by Te Komiti o Tupai, a Wairarapa tribal committee, to record traditional history of the tribe. Much information from renowned tohunga Te Mātorohanga and Nēpia Pōhūhū was written down by the komiti.

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Ross Calman, 'Māori education – mātauranga - Education in traditional Māori society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Ross Calman, published 20 Jun 2012