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First encounters (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

2019 marked 250 years since the first meeting between Māori and the Europeans. This happened when James Cook, on board the Endeavour, sighted New Zealand on ...

Entry last updated: 28/04/22
Explorers and exploration

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Over time explorers have travelled widely to visit undiscovered parts of the world. There have been many periods of exploration from the Ancient Greeks and R...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Musket Wars (1810s-1830s)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The Musket Wars (1810 to 1830s) were a series of battles between Māori tribes throughout New Zealand. They began after Pākehā brought muskets (ngutu pārera) ...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Pacific navigation

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

In the early 13th to 17th century Māori, Polynesian and European voyagers journeyed to Aotearoa New Zealand for different reasons. They used waka (canoes), s...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Sailing

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Sailing is the use of sails and wind to move a boat forward on a sea, river or lake. People in Aotearoa New Zealand have been sailing for hundreds of years. ...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22