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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Blenheim History New Zealand

    …during a fishing expedition. The shattered bow of the canoe became the Sounds. In the 1840's, Captain Cook sighted New Zealand and European colonisation began. Early history of the region involved close ties with Nelson. However the European settlers to the Marlborough region wanted independence…

  • 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…

  • Akaroa History New Zealand

    …1770, Captain James Cook in the "Endeavour" sighted Banks "Island" Peninsula. After being informed of the French intent to colonise Akaroa and use the area as a whaling port, the English ship the "Britomart" was despatched in to proclaim sovereignty of the Banks…

  • Doubtless Bay History Information New Zealand

    …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…

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