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22 result(s) for Pacific explorers in All Year Levels

First encounters (New Zealand)

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: 12/11/18

Wahine disaster 1968

The Wahine was a ferry that ran between Lyttelton and Wellington. In 1968, it sank just off the coast of Wellington. Over fifty people died, making it one of... Entry last updated: 10/10/17

Animal pests (New Zealand)

An animal becomes a pest if it begins to cause considerable economic or environmental damage. Animal pests such as stoats, possums, deer, cats and mice were ... Entry last updated: 31/01/19

World War One (causes and impacts)

World War One was a major war fought between 1914 and 1918 which caused widespread destruction. More than 20 million people lost their lives. It has also bee... Entry last updated: 27/05/20

Nuclear-free New Zealand

New Zealand is a nuclear-free zone, which means no nuclear weapons or nuclear powered ships are allowed in our territory. Find out how New Zealanders protest... Entry last updated: 31/08/17

Canterbury earthquakes 2010-2011

At 4:35 am on 4 September 2010, an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale shook Christchurch west, in the Canterbury region causing damage to houses a... Entry last updated: 03/08/17

World War Two (primary sources)

Primary sources are things like letters, diaries, photos, poems and other documents written during the war or soon after by people who were involved in it. T... Entry last updated: 03/10/18

Declaration of Independence (New Zealand)

He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga – The Declaration of Independence was signed on 28 October 1835 by 34 northern Māori chiefs. The document declared the in... Entry last updated: 22/05/17

World War Two (battles and campaigns)

World War Two took place between 1939 to 1945. This war involved almost every part of the world. It became the deadliest in history, and resulted in the deat... Entry last updated: 19/06/19

Māori Battalion

Even though there was a Māori contingent in the First World War, the 28th Māori Battalion was only established in October 1939. Part of the 2nd New Zealand E... Entry last updated: 08/02/19
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