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  • New Zealand History, History of New Zealand, Maori History New Zealand

    …Maori made New Zealand their home, becoming the tangata whenua—people of the land... (more) Colonisation Though a Dutchman was the first European to sight the land, it was the British who colonised New Zealand, leaving an indelible mark on the country and its people... (more) DVD These New…

  • Auckland History New Zealand, Auckland Historical Places New Zealand

    …'isthmus of one thousand lovers', was originally a Maori settlement. After purchasing the land from the Maori, European settlers began to arrive and colonise the land. In 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi was signed and Auckland was named the capital city of New Zealand. By 1865 the capital was moved to…

  • Kaikoura New Zealand Activity Highlights, Things to Do in Kaikoura NZ

    …with a land-based or boat-based guided seal snorkelling tour Kaikoura Birdlife Kaikoura is not only home to marine mammals. Many species of birds colonise the shores of the Kaikoura coast also. Sawcut George Walk North of Kaikoura Photographer: Graham Charles (imagematters@clear.net.nz) * Take a…

  • New Zealand History Information & Historical Places

    …from Maori saw the numbers of this peace-loving tribe become severely depleted. The last full-blooded Moriori is believed to have died in 1933. Colonisation Captain Cook Statue, Gisborne Eastland Photographer: Ian Trafford (www.iantraffordphotos.com) The first European to sight New Zealand was Dutch…

  • New Zealand Colonisation, Colonisation in New Zealand

    …Home »New Zealand Travel »New Zealand History »New Zealand Colonisation New Zealand Colonisation Though a Dutchman was the first European to sight the country, it was the British who colonised New Zealand. With growing numbers of British migrants, and a dwindling and largely…

  • Northland History Information New Zealand, Northland Historical Places NZ

    …to be the first part of New Zealand to be discovered and walked upon by the early Maori settlers. Later European settlers began to arrive and colonise the land. A treaty between the Maori and the Europeans was signed some years later in Waitangi, and Northland became known as the 'birthplace of…

  • New Zealand History, New Zealand Maori Heritage and History

    …to New Zealand unsuccessful. Though a Dutchman was the first European to sight the country in New Zealand history, it was the British who colonised New Zealand. Captain James Cook, sent to Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus, was also tasked with the search for the great southern continent…

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