The History of Tamaki Makaurau

The History of Tamaki Makaurau

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  • Around 750 years ago, the Maori people started to arrive in Aotearoa.
  • The Maori started to spread all over New Zealand to find the best area to live. Tamaki Makaurau was considered to be the best place to live.
  • Tamaki Makaurau was once split into different tribal areas. These tribes were called iwi, and covered all of Aotearoa
  • The ideal place for a village was near on a hill so that it was easier to defend against invading tribes.
  • But in 1769, the Europeans arrived!
  • There was a lot of fighting until the treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840
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