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Fleet of Foot

Fleet of Foot.

by Paula Morris; illustrations by Andrew Burdan

The movement of Māori to the cities in the 1950s and 1960s was one of the most significant movements of people in our recent history. Paula Morris has used stories from her whānau as a basis for “Fleet of Foot”, a work of fiction that sits alongside “Kei Te Tāone Nui”, an article in the same journal that also explores the topic of Māori urbanisation. The text has links to the Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories curriculum.

Series: School Journal Level 4 May 2021

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 7

Category: Fiction

Related titles: See TSM

Topics: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories, Auckland, change, choice, city, economics, employment, family, history, home, Māori, migration, movement, opportunity, Ponsonby, racism, social change, urbanisation, whānau, work

In: School Journal Level 4 May 2021

Publication date: May 2021

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