Treaty Of Waitangi
Peace and less
We now have a
The land was
sold in an
We are now
Now all of the
Maori’s have all of
the same rights as
Cause & Effect
How have the Maori and
Europeans changed from
past to now ?
Do you think it was fair ?
From 1790’s onwards there were
settlements from lots of
It was very fair for the Maoris to
have to learn the European ways.
If the Maori hadn’t learnt How to
be more European the treaty
probably wouldn’t have been
At first the Europeans and Maoris
fought a lot and mini wars were
The Europeans brought terrible
diseases when they came which is
why the Maori population started
Before the Europeans arrived in New Zealand, Maori lived in pas
according to their iwi or tribal groups. They mostly lived around harbours
close to the sea and they lived primarily off seafood, shellfish and the
crops that they grew. When the Europeans arrived, the Maori way of life
began to change. The Europeans brought guns, money, other types of
food and unfortunately diseases. So the Maori now had much more
destructive ways of fighting each other. Inter-tribal warfare resulted in far
more deaths because now the Maori were using guns instead of
traditional weapons. Slowly but surely both Maori and Europeans moved
from a system of exchange and barter to a money based system using
coins. They began to work for wages instead of just for goods and
services. As well as this their diets changed. The Maori people started
eating more bread and pastry based foods and the beginning of
refrigeration led to more dairy products such as butter and cheese.
European diets changed too, eating food like kumara (sweet potato), fish
and shellfish like cockles and pipis. But unfortunately both races also
suffered from diseases and illnesses. The Europeans imported some very
bad bugs, including typhoid, measles and tuberculosis, for which there
were no cures and many people died. Good things also happened as a
result of the meeting of these two races. Education increased. Medical
care increased and the number of babies and mothers dying in child birth
began to decrease. European settlers learnt new things from the Maori,
such as working with the natural environment and cultural forms of music
and art. There was also a fair amount of inter-marriage so that over time,
Maori and Europeans became one people. In summary Maori and
Europeans have changed alot, in both good and bad ways but mostly for
How do the past events
effect the way our life’s
are today ?
Why did we need a treaty ?
The country now has its own
strong sense of identity.
It was to organise a treaty and unite
Māori chiefs to accept British
sovereignty over all the country.
The Maori realised that the land was also
sold in an disorganised way.
We now live in a bicultural
society. We regonise two
languages which are Te-
Reo and English.
It established British law in
New Zealand, while at the
same time guaranteeing
Maori authority over their
land and culture.
How have the Maori had to adapt to
European ways ?
A dramatic change to the traditional
Maori way of life/their lifestyle
Maori women and children were more likely to
experience domestic violence than any other
Making the two races into one strong
Accept the different cultures and tribes
and the way people organised their own
1300 AD The start of the continuous
Polynesian settlement. These people, and
many arrivals, were the ancestors of present-
1350-Supposed year of ‘The
Great Migration’ In which a
large fleet Maori arrived in New
Zealand from Hawaiki.
1806-First European women arrive in
1790-Deep sea whaling, sealing, flax
and timber trades commence. The
Māori suffer the first serious
1860-The Treaty Of Waitangi was
signed on February the 6th
1843- The ‘Wairau Affect’. Violent
confrontation between Europeans and the
1853-Tamihana Te Rauparaha and
Matane Te Whiwhi propose the idea
of a Māori King.
1840-1845-The Maori rebel against
the British, lead by Hone Heke.
1857-Potatau 1 becomes the first Maori
1860-Second of the Maori wars fought at
1863-More gold was discovered in
The Way We Were Hauraki Gulf Kristen Warner Hodder Moa Beckrett
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