Adult LN: From the past to the present

Author -  Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith,

10:40 p.m. Tuesday, 24 May 2011

What do you know about the history of LN in Aotearoa NZ?

Rodney Young,

3:09 p.m. Monday, 8 August 2011

I always thought it was very interesting to realise that during the early stages of colonisation that it was the Maori people who were more literate in the English language than the european settlers (thanks to the missionaries and the enthusiasm of the Maori). Sad how this changed so much over the years to be almost the opposite!

Bill Hale,

5:33 p.m. Thursday, 6 April 2017

Rodney Young needs to realise that the early missionarys taught in the Moari Language (Te Reo) and the bibles were transcribed into Te Reo. While it is true that around the early 1900s literacy rates among maori were higher than European settler population in New Zealand it is even more interesting to realise this wasn't in the English language.

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