Early New Zealand History

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  • James Cook and his crew make their first sighting of New Zealand

  • Approx date: First European Women Arrive in NZ

  • Samuel Marsden, British Missionary, first visit to New Zealand

  • Approx date- James Busby "official British resident" in NZ

  • William Hobson instructed to get British rule in NZ

  • Treaty of Waitangi signed between NZ and Britain

  • William Hobson becomes Governor of NZ

  • Hone Heke and Te Kawiti start Flagstaff/Northern Wars

  • Approx date- gold discovered in Buller

  • Eruption of Mount Tarawera

  • Reefton becomes first NZ town to have electricity

  • Women given the right to vote