NZ Before 1840

NZ Before 1840

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What was New Zealand like before 1840

Storyboard Text

  • 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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