Friday, 12 September 2014

Local History Scout Badge, Karl


Local History Badge By Karl P For Scouts

Glen Innes

Activity 1
1. The main streets in Glen Innes are Line Road, Taniwha Street and Apirana Avenue, which meet in the city centre.
2. Glen Innes is 9 kilometres from Auckland City Centre.
3. It is called “GI” by everyone who lives there.
This information is from this link: Wikipedia Glen Innes.

Activity 2
Glen Innes was settled by William Innes Taylor in the 1800’s and he was the first European in GI. The Maori were in GI first.

Activity 3
The Ruapotaka Marae is an important structure in GI because it is a marae and it is where the Maori meet and have  a Hui. The Ruapotaka Marae was built by the Nga Hau E Wha Tribe as their special place.

GI town centre.
Ruapotaka Marae.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Karl
    You have written some interesting facts about GI. Was it Ngati Whatua who were the first to settle GI? Do you know if William Innes Taylor was from Scotland?