Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Haka.



I've been tagged by Carol at Carol's Little Treasures.

The rules are:

1 Go to your documents/ pictures
2 Go to your 5th file
3 Go to your 5th picture
4 Blog about it
5 Tag 5 people.

Now to tag 5 people who have blogs that I enjoy visiting :

Rosemary - rosespetitemaison
BumbleVee - the Bearister Bookcase
Catherine - Simply Natural
Karen - Cider Antiques
Dolores - True Blue Canadian

Now about this photo.

Our Son was a weekly boarder for 3 years at Tibbs House, at Auckland Grammar School.
This was a great place for him to develop as a young boy and he learned many great life skills there and made some good mates. He thought differently though and come Sunday afternoon, when he needed to go back, was hard.
Students have daily Prep from 7pm - 9 pm which was a great time to do homework or prepare for examinations.

Back to the photo, sorry.
Every year Auckland Grammar School's 1st XV and Kings College would play a game of Rugby together.

Before the game, both sides would do the Haka ~ a Maori traditional Dance.
It is a posture dance, with shouted accompaniment, performed by a group.

The Tibbs House Students represent Auckland Grammar School with pride at the Annual AGS v Kings College clash, and they are seen getting ready to do the haka.
Marcel is second from the left and they wear their number one clothes for this special occasion.

Have a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

15 comments:

  1. great picture. great story. thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thank you for visiting Melanie.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  3. Oh, that sounds very interesting!
    I never heard about it before.
    feel cleverer now I know about the Haka, hehehehehehehe!
    Lots of love,
    XXXX,
    Sophie.

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  4. The Haka is such a stunning ritual isn't it? When visiting New Zealand teams do it over here before a game, it is quite sensational. I bet your son had fun learning it. Can he still remember any of it? Thanks for your kind wishes Carolyn about Bernie, it is so kind of you.

    Hugs, Christine. xxx

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  5. Oh, wow! I would have loved to have seen that. Fantastic photos, Carolyn!

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  6. Hi Sophie,

    Always good to learn something different - I know I have, from my blogging friends.

    Hi Christine,

    Yes, it is such a powerful thing, watching the Haka performed.
    Marcel learnt so much at that school and I am sure that he would still remember it as they always had to practise things like that.
    Thinking of you and your family Christine - hope all goes well.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  7. Hi Bella,

    Thank you for visiting ~ yes, you have to be proud of what your offspring are doing and it is very moving.


    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  8. Lovely post Carolyn! The Haka will stay with your beautiful boy forever, it just seems to embed itself in the male Kiwi pysche & never leave. Every warrior needs a little Haka help now & then!
    Millie ^_^

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  9. Carolyn I love it. So fun for someone like me who doesn't really know about these cultural displays.

    Have a great day.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  10. Thank you so much for visiting Millie always lovely to hear from you and your lovely comments.

    Hi Renee,

    I know, reading other blogs, I have enjoyed finding out about people's cultural rituals.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  11. Terrific pictures Carolyn. Great to see traditions from other countries.

    By the way...your cookies look yummy!

    Hope you are having a good week!
    Hugs, Nancy

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  12. Great story and pictures:)

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  13. Thank you Nancy ~ yes always good to see what goes on in other Countries,
    around the world.

    Alway great to have you visit ~ thank you Nancy and Kim.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  14. Hi Carolyn, thanks for playing along. The photo and story is very interesting.

    Have a great day!

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  15. thank you Carol for giving me the chance to play this game.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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Thank you so much for visiting Draffin Bears.
It always makes me happy to read your comments
and I look forward to visiting you.


Carolyn xx