For the month of September we are excited to offer an activity that celebrates whānau through whakapapa for Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori month at the Te Awamutu Museum – Education & Research Centre.
Whakapapa – genealogy is a way of connecting ourselves with whānau members of all ages. You can start with yourself and name your parents, grandparents on both sides and great-grandparents on both sides, etc! When you know your whakapapa, you know where you come from, understand your special traits and how big or small your extended whānau is.
Whakapapa can be utilised to understand what your mountain, river, pā and whānau names come from. Join in the fun by participating in our whakapapa interactive on the Back Porch. Colour-in and write your name on Huhu, then attach to the whakapapa rākau in the lower gallery!
Colour-in more than one huhu with your whānau members and make an extra special whakapapa on the tree! Looking forward to seeing you all here soon!
On display from 1st – 3oth September 2023!