Kōrero: Mātauranga Māori

Ko te kaitiro kura a William Bird rāua ko Te Iriwhiro

Ko te kaitiro kura a William Bird rāua ko Te Iriwhiro

Ko William Watson Bird (taha matau) rāua ko Iriwhiro, he kaumātua nō Te Whāiti i roto o Te Urewera. I te tau 1900 ka tohua a Bird hei kaiwhakahaere kaiako mō ngā kura Māori. I mahi ia mō James Pope, otirā te kaiarotake mō ngā kura Māori. I te tau 1902 ka mutu te mahi a Pope, ā, ko Bird te piki tūranga. Mai i te tau 1903 ki te tau 1913, koia te kaiarotake kura Māori, ā, mai i te tau 1913 ki te tau 1930 ka noho koia te kaiarotake matua. Neke atu i te 100 ngā kura ka taea e ia i te tau kotahi. I tautoko a Bird i te whakaurutanga o te Māori ki roto ki te ao Pākehā. Waihoki, ki a James Pope rāua ko George Hogben (kaiwhakahaere mātauranga), ka whakapono a ia kia ako ngā kura Māori i ngā kaupapa ā-ringa, ngaio hoki, ā, kia ākona hoki ngā mātauranga tiketike tonu.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Sister Annie Henry Collection (PAColl-6098)
Reference: 1/2-030877-F

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ross Calman, 'Mātauranga Māori - Te pūnaha kura Māori, 1867 ki te tau 1969', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34878/ko-te-kaitiro-kura-a-william-bird-raua-ko-te-iriwhiro (accessed 30 March 2020)

He kōrero nā Ross Calman, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012