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Māori history

Māori first arrived on the shores of Aotearoa New Zealand over 700 years ago (estimates range from 1250 to 1300 AD). They traveled by waka (canoe) from east ... Entry last updated: 29/05/19

Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution began in England in the late 18th century. Populations of cities grew rapidly in this cultural shift, which marked the change from ... Entry last updated: 09/05/19

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

First encounters (New Zealand)

2019 marks 250 years since the first meetings between Māori and Europeans during James Cook and the Endeavour's 1769 voyage from England to Aotearoa (New Zea... Entry last updated: 12/11/18

Inca civilisation

The Inca Empire stretched across the central Andes region of South America, with the capital city of Cuzco located in modern-day Peru. The Incas were famous ... Entry last updated: 22/11/17

Māori myths and legends

Māori myths and legends run through all aspects of life in Aotearoa, from the creation of people to elements of the natural world such as the sea, sky, weath... Entry last updated: 03/08/17

Diwali (festival of lights)

Diwali, known as the Hindu Festival of Lights has been celebrated for more than 2,500 years. It falls in either October or November each year, depending on t... Entry last updated: 10/07/19

Treaty of Waitangi

Te Tiriti o Waitangi, or the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed on 6 February 1840, and since that time it has been the basis for the relationship between Māori ... Entry last updated: 23/03/17

World War One (experiences of war)

World War One was an international conflict that took place from 1914 to 1918, and was also known as The Great War. It began in Europe and involved over thir... Entry last updated: 14/05/19

Tangiwai disaster 1953

Tangiwai was the site of what is considered to be the worst railway disaster in New Zealand's history. It happened on Christmas Eve 1953, when the passenger ... Entry last updated: 16/06/17
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