Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Treaty Of Waitangi

In 1840 the treaty was signed by the Maori and Britain making New Zealand colony of Britain. James cook rode on his Endeavor around New Zealand, North and South. The treaty was signed 172 years ago, in 1840. Maori and Britain began to trade, the Britain gave the muskets and the Maori gave the Britain some food so they can take it back to there town. Christian missionaries , who had taught Maori to read assisted in the writing of the treaty. Another group of Christian missionaries who came and teach the Maori people about god. They even taught them how to read and write so they can understand what was written in the bible. The first European explorer to see New Zealand was the Dutchman Abel Tasman in 1642.

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