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First Maori
Updated: 5/16/2020
First Maori
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Storyboard Description

It explains the history of New Zealand and the events that happened.

Storyboard Text

  • The first settlers came from the Polynesian islands during 1200 and the 1300 AD. They found New Zealand while exploring the Pacific.
  • The first European that discovered New Zealand was a Dutch man called Abel Tasman on 13 December 1642.
  • Hone Heke Pokai was a powerful leader. He was known for his prowess as a warrior, but for his enterprise, intelligence and energy in looking for his peoples interests. He was the first to sign the Treaty of Waitangi
  • 1642: Abel anchors his boat at Golden Bay.
  • It takes it name from the place in the Bay of Islands, where it was first signed on 6 February 1840. The Treaty is a agreement, translated in Maori and English. It was made between the British and the 540 Maori Rangatira.
  • But Hone Heke destroyed all the British flags as they tried to take over New Zealand.
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