What was New Zealand like before 1840
I am Maori and there are 115,000 of us on NZ
I am English, there are 2,000 of me scattered on the coast of NZ
Sealers sailed across from Australia to hunt seals for their oil and fur. They depended on local Maori for food.
The whalers then joined the sealers and the Maori's on the east coast of NZ.
I want to buy some flax to make rope and canvas sails and timber for repairing ships.
Maoris had their first taste of money
We are from England and here to tell you about Christianity!
Noooo! The Maoris and the Europeans usually get on but the Maoris just bombed our ship!
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