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Te Mara Hupara: 30 Ancient Maori Artefacts for Play,Learning and Exercise

Te Mara Hupara: 30 Ancient Maori Artefacts for Play,Learning and Exercise
 

Hupara were an important resource for ancient Maori which were utilised in social protocols, game play, skill, strength and conditioning exercises. They were also used by tribes in psychological healing practices and as spiritual sanctuaries.Because of their relevance today, in a... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780473390600
Published 30 November 2017 by NZ / SP Author Self Published
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Brown, Harko
By Brown, Yves Tennessee
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ISBN-13 9780473390600
ISBN-10
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
Imprint KaiMatariki
Publication Date 30 November 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Brown, Harko
By Brown, Yves Tennessee
Category Sports & Outdoor Recreation
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 100
Dimensions Width: 260mm
Height: 180mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 790.08999442
Catalogue Code 737814

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Hupara were an important resource for ancient Maori which were utilised in social protocols, game play, skill, strength and conditioning exercises. They were also used by tribes in psychological healing practices and as spiritual sanctuaries.Because of their relevance today, in a world which is increasingly searching for alternatives to mining and fossil fuel- based products, hupara are enjoying a profound renaissance around the country in playgrounds, outdoor classrooms, and in recreation and leisure centres. Hupara are an important teaching resource which can inspire intellectual inquiry, create social harmony, encourage artistic expression, promote conservation, empower concepts of kaitiakitanga and augment physical education & wider school curricula development.

Te Mara Hupara is ideally suited for educationalists, developers of parks and reserves, conservationists, promoters of Maori cultural heritage and provides teachers and students with power-packed information from which to develop cross- curricula studies through the arts, technology, maths, HPE, science and social studies.

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Author's Bio

This book is a collaboration between traditional Maori games expert and author Harko Brown, and his teenaged daughter Yves, who is also passionate about promoting the facilitations and educational adaptations of hupara. Harko researched the historical aspects of hupara and with his teacher hat on suggests ways in which they can enhance learning. Yves has exercised on the hupara collection in this book with some of her friends and voices a youthful assessment of the propositions they can offer contemporary NZ society.

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