School Journal special issues: Rēkohu and the Moriori
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This revised and reprinted School Journal collection – Special issue: Rēkohu and the Moriori – contains articles and stories about the history and culture of the people and islands of Rēkohu.
The Journals provide articles, stories and a play about the history of Rēkohu, the island group known as the Chatham Islands; the history, culture, and language of the Moriori people, and the stories of the people who live on Rēkohu.
These special issues of the School Journal were developed in 2010 in collaboration with Moriori. They were, in part, to rectify the wrongs of the 1916 School Journals that misrepresented Moriori and their history. In 2011, Minister of Education Anne Tolley presented the journals at Kopinga Marae on Rēkohu, saying:
“Moriori were misrepresented in twentieth century publications of the School Journal and this resulted in generations of New Zealanders having little understanding of the true origin and status of Moriori people.” School Journals tell Moriori history
Slightly revised editions of these journals have been reprinted and are available online. You can order hard copies from Down the Back on the Chair.