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  • i am Maori. our population is around 115,000
  • NZ Before 1840
  • I am European. our population is around 2000 and we live predominately on the coast
  • Since the late 18th century sealers had sailed across from Australia to hunt seals for their oil and fur. they departed on local Maori for enough food to survive
  • NZ's east coast is on the whale migration path to feeding grounds in the arctic so whalers soon joind the sealersin setting up bases in sheltered bays and harbours
  • whalers arrived at the bay of islands @1800 and were soon followed by trades buying flax to make tape, canvas sails and timber for ships
  • The first missionaries from England began arriving in the bay of islands in 1841 to tell Maori about christianity.
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