In the 1800s, most Māori lived in villages called pa. Each village had many buildings – kauta where people cooked, pataka where they stored goods and wharepuni where the Māori slept. A traditional wharepuni had a thatched roof and walls made of timber, fern, rushes, and bark. Look at the picture below of a traditional wharepuni. Does it look like your house?
On your blog, compare the wharepuni to your own home. What are two similarities and two differences between a wharepuni and your house?
It's a house
People sleep in there
The door was small
It's made out of timber, fern, rushes, and bark