New Zealand

  • Barry Turner
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The earliest settlers of New Zealand are thought to have originated from eastern Polynesia, around the turn of the first millennium. By Capt. James Cook’s arrival in 1769, settlements existed throughout the North Island, with smaller settlements in the South Island. The first recorded European contact was Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1642. A Dutch cartographer gave the name New Zealand to compliment the larger New Holland (Australia).


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Further Reading

  1. Belich, James, Making Peoples: a History of the New Zealanders from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth century. London, 1997.—Paradise Reforged: A History of New Zealanders from the 1880s to the Year 2000. London, 2002Google Scholar
  2. Harland, B., On Our Own: New Zealand in a Tripolar World. Victoria Univ. Press, 1992Google Scholar
  3. Harris, P. and Levine, S. (eds.) The New Zealand Politics Source Book. 2nd ed. Palmerston North, 1994Google Scholar
  4. Massey, P., New Zealand: Market Liberalization in a Developed Economy. London, 1995CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Patterson, B. and K., New Zealand. [Bibliography] 2nd ed. ABC-Clio, Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1998Google Scholar
  6. Sinclair, K. (ed.) The Oxford Illustrated History of New Zealand. 2nd ed. OUP, 1994Google Scholar

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