Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Made in Taiwan

This article is mainly about two men named Oscar and Nathan who want to trace their origins of their people, to find their identities. Also there adventure that is about to begin started in New Zealand, which is also called Aotearoa. So the two  men named Oscar and Nathan wanting to know where their ancestors come from so they take a swab and send it to Oxford. While waiting for the results they sail on a waka all the way to Mahia through Vanuatu, Samoa and The Cook Islands. Once they arrive in Mahia they receive their results and sit down with Nathan’s parents to reveal their results. I think that him finding out that his family are descendants of the Taiwan.

They travel to the Cook Islands to find out more about their ancestors because a lot of cook Islanders had the same Clan father as him. They see where the Canoes left from the Cook Islands to Aotearoa and discover all the special monument there. They notice all the weeds and stuff making the monument look dirty so they clean it up. They visit a cook Island family’s house and see how similar they are to New Zealand Maori people. The people that are from there are just like the people that are from New Zealand. And they traveled to the Islands of Samoa.

When they’re finished in Cook Island they head off to Samoa to catch up with Oscar’s family. They first go to his cousins that used to look after him and Oscar goes on to show Nathan where they bury some relatives like his dad and others, once his dad passed away, his mum took him to New Zealand for a long time. But when he went to New Zealand, he didn’t really want to go back to Samoa because of what happened to his family.

When he was traveling to all the places where his ancestors where he learned a lot about where he was from and he found out who he really was. He was really happy finding out that his family was a very big family. Also the places that he had visited were sacred and traditional to his ancestors that lived 3000 years ago.

1 comment:

  1. Well done Meafou! I like the way you have written the description of Oscar and Nate's journey. Which part did you find interesting or enjoy seeing and why? I am looking forward to your response.