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The Mysterious Stones of Tonga

The mysterious stones of tonga book cover.
Cover image school journal level 2 august 2017.

by 'Ana Maui Taufe'ulungaki

illustrated by Scott Pearson

In this article, Dr ‘Ana Maui Taufe‘ulungaki describes and discusses an unusual stone monument, Ha‘amonga ‘a Maui (the Burden of Maui), which stands near the village of Niutōua in Tonga. The monument is special because there are very few stone structures to be found anywhere in the Pacific.

Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2017

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: ancient monuments, Burden of Maui, Ha‘amonga a Maui, history, king’s stone clock, King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV, King Tu‘itātui, Lapita, Maui, mystery, Niutōua, oral history, Pasifika history, standing stones, stone monuments, technology, Tonga, World Heritage Site

In: School Journal Level 2 August 2017

Publication date: August 2017

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