"This taonga responds to the need for authentic local te reo Māori content derived from a mātauranga Māori perspective. The app was developed as part of the Increasingly Digital Project, which explored the access and use of Aotearoa New Zealand teaching and learning resources."
The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
Turikatuku — Te wahine taki wairua
The National Library of New Zealand I Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
This interactive storybook app tells the story of Turikatuku, a prominent female puhi from Whangaroa.
It documents Turikatuku’s whakapapa, the history of her people, and important events that impacted them in the early 1800s.
Turikatuku’s story is told in te reo Māori and English, with voice-overs in both languages read by 2 of her descendants. The app has 3 chapters and is aimed for reading ages 8–12 years.
The National Library of New Zealand led this project, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, and other partners.
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Whangaroa researched and wrote the narrative for the app in partnership with the National Library of New Zealand. Kiwa Digital developed the software and commissioned illustrations.
Images: Turikatuku, 2019 by Troy Packer. National Library of New Zealand. All rights reserved.
- Record your narration
- Multiple languages