Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Meeting Tigilau Ness

Today we met Tigilau Ness, father of Che Fu. He is a character from the novel Dawn Raid. We have been learning about the 1970s and the dawn raids this term. He came in to tell us about his life and the Polynesian Panthers. We learned about how he was expelled from high school because he refused to cut his hair. We also learnt that he was imprisoned for 9 months for protesting. 

Tigilau is a member of the Polynesian Panthers which is a organisation that helps the community by doing small things like hosting a homework club for kids that don't do homework at home and helping to tend to others gardens when they can't do it themselves. 

He also sang us some songs. It was really fun. Here are some photos and videos of our experience.
Frankie and Digby greeting our visitor.  

Tigilau telling us his life story.

A photo with Tigilau Ness

Another photo with Tigilau

A video of the song we learnt.

Thank you Tigilau Ness for coming and telling us about the Polynesian Panthers.