History of Maori in New Zealand
900 NZ discovered by Polynesians
1350 Maori Culture made, also Rangitoto explodes
1642Abel Tasman finds NZ and has a violent encounter.
Around 1770 James cook sees NZ and makes the first European
observation of Maori
1773 Potatoes and farm animals introduced to NZ
1800 Europeans trade guns to Maori
1820 First Missionaries arrive in NZ
1835 NZ becomes an independent country signed by 34 chiefs
1840 The treaty of Waitangi is signed
1845-1872 War between Europeans and Maori
Cause and effect
Without the treaty
Europeans to live in
Bought peace to
Control of land
How did Maori have to adapt to
• When traders and Missionaries came lifestyles
in some area changed and never went back.
• A lot of Maori live in cities and towns
• One of the most traded thing was muskets
• Having European technology like gardening
tools, animals etc.
• Having their own religion to becoming a
Do you think it was fair?
• They agreed with the treaty of Waitangi
• They were the ones who wanted the
resources and technology
• They got a lot of benefits out of it
What did Maori and European share or
trade between each other
• Europeans traded muskets to Maori
• Maori gave Europeans land
• Europeans gave potatoes and farm animals
• The Maori shared the whole of NZ by signing
• Europeans gave out books and educated the
How did Europeans know to come to
• They sent people back to the United Kingdom
• Scattered posters throughout the United
Kingdom for people to come to New Zealand
How did Maori know English and vice
• A written form of Maori was created by
English missionaries. ( with help of Maori)
• Missionaries teaching Maori to read and write
in English and Maori. ( if couldn’t understand
What about today?
How do the past events effect our lives today?
• We live in peace. (with laws made to protect the
• Land ownership still being argued over.
• British can live in New Zealand peacefully and
• No more wars ( Maori vs. European, also between
the Maori tribes)
• We have a government in place with laws
• We have local councils for different places around NZ
• The treaty of Waitangi New Zealand 1990
• The Maori Pamela Odijk published by