Re-painting The Past
Charles Goldie's "The Arrival of the Maoris in New Zealand" is probably the best-known history painting ever produced in New Zealand. The original was made it back in 1898, but if it was painted today, it would look very different. Using your understanding of how our Polynesian ancestors arrived in Aotearoa, draw an updated version of what was really happening onboard the waka hourua. Were people really starving? What food did they have? How did they store water?