Thursday, December 11, 2008

Interview with Te Rauparaha's great (7 times) grand daughter. Te Rauparaha - 19th century Maori high chief and warrior


An interview with Lisa Reweti was undertaken by Mary O'Neill at Te Papa museum in December 2008. Lisa Reweti is the great great great great great great great  grand daughter of Te Rauparaha, who is a historical figure in New Zealand history. Lisa lives in Wellington and works at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Lisa, did you play as a child with traditional Maori toys?
"I never played with traditional Maori toys. Only thing I played with was my grandmother's shakers. It sounds like a musical instrument. It's calabash made from a type of dried pumpkin."
What did you play with?
"I had a horse, a motorbike, a trampoline and swimming pool."
Lisa did you like to play with dolls?
"No."
Is there any living artifact from your ancestor Te Rauparaha?
" One of my ancestor's  tattooing instruments can be viewed in Wanganui Museum."

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