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Sixth Sense

Artwork with an upside down ship and a dog.
War memorial at night.

by Apirana Taylor

artwork by Steve Gibbs

This thought-provoking poem by Apirana Taylor is a response to an artwork of the same name by Steve Gibbs. The poem and artwork are about the arrival of the Endeavour in 1769 and the enormous change that was about to take place for Māori communities. 

Series: School Journal Level 2 August 2018

Learning area: English, The Arts, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: art, art appreciation, colonialism, colonisation, dog, Endeavour, first encounters, Gisborne, James Cook, kurī, Māori, MASAM, meetings, New Zealand history, Ngāti Porou, Paoa, Pawa, poetry, Te Hā, Turanganui-a-Kiwa, symbolism, symbols

In: School Journal Level 2 August 2018

Publication date: August 2018

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