Presentation on theme: "F.Q.1 Where do migrants come from? We cant look at today without looking at the past… Maori are the ancestors of migrants who came from Polynesia 7000."— Presentation transcript:
F.Q.1 Where do migrants come from? We cant look at today without looking at the past… Maori are the ancestors of migrants who came from Polynesia 7000 years ago Because they are NZs 1st settlers they are known as tangata whenua TASK: draw a line graph illustrating the figures below Maori Population 1800-2006 YearPopulation 1800150,000 189642,113 (6% of the population) 1996500,000 (15.1 % of population) 2006565,326
European arrival reduced Maori numbers, because they brought… Guns New diseases And took Maori land Maori culture and language also declined as a result of these factors and repressive policies of the colonialists.
Since 1900 Maori population began to increase again Cultural revival in 1960s and 70s: poetry, artists, language schools (Kohanga Reo) etc Te Reo Maori now the official language of NZ Maori now have greater place in NZ society: –Treaty of Waitangi problems addressed –Maori symbols used in tourism The Maori population is now increasing at a faster rate than the European population of New Zealand.
BUT, Maori are still worse off than Pakeha: Poorer Less educated Poor health More criminals