Which country settles Australia and New Zealand?

Australia and New Zealand were both colonised by Britain. New South Wales was the mother colony for New Zealand as well as for eastern Australia.

Who settled New Zealand?

Māori were the first to arrive in New Zealand, journeying in canoes from Hawaiki about 1,000 years ago. A Dutchman, Abel Tasman, was the first European to sight the country but it was the British who made New Zealand part of their empire.

What countries settled Australia?

On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia.

What group of European people originally settled in Australia and New Zealand?

The first Europeans known to reach New Zealand were the crew of Dutch explorer Abel Tasman who arrived in his ships Heemskerck and Zeehaen.

When did New Zealand get settled?

First contacts. By the time the first Europeans arrived, Māori had settled the land, every corner of which came within the interest and influence of a tribal (iwi) or sub-tribal (hapū) grouping. Abel Tasman was the first of the European explorers known to have reached New Zealand, in December 1642.

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Was Australia called New Zealand?

Following the Second World War of 1939–1945 the term gradually became attributed to all New Zealanders, and today throughout the world they are referred to as Kiwis, as well as often referring to themselves that way.

Were Australia and New Zealand joined?

Australia and New Zealand have always had a close relationship. But for a few months in 1840–41 our connection was even closer – New Zealand was formally made an extension of the New South Wales colony. However, before this official relationship, the two British outposts had had a decades-long association.

Was New Zealand a British colony?

New Zealand officially became a separate colony within the British Empire, severing its link to New South Wales. North, South and Stewart islands were to be known respectively as the provinces of New Ulster, New Munster and New Leinster. William Hobson had been appointed Britain’s consul to New Zealand in 1839.

Is Australia part of the British Empire?

No. Australia has never been part of the United Kingdom. It was part of the British Empire, but it became mostly independent in 1931 (with the final constitutional ties being cut in 1986). It is part of the Commonwealth, but that’s a voluntary club.

Is Australia a British territory?

The final constitutional ties between the United Kingdom and Australia ended in 1986 with the passing of the Australia Act 1986. … Due to Australia’s history as a colony of Britain, the two nations retain significant shared threads of cultural heritage, many of which are common to all English-speaking countries.

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Where did New Zealand aborigines come from?

Te Puia, Rotorua, Rotorua

Māori are the tangata whenua, the indigenous people, of New Zealand. They came here more than 1000 years ago from their mythical Polynesian homeland of Hawaiki. Today, one in seven New Zealanders identify as Māori. Their history, language and traditions are central to New Zealand’s identity.

What was New Zealand originally called?

Hendrik Brouwer proved that the South American land was a small island in 1643, and Dutch cartographers subsequently renamed Tasman’s discovery Nova Zeelandia from Latin, after the Dutch province of Zeeland. This name was later anglicised to New Zealand.

Why did British come to NZ?

About 200 years ago, people from Britain, Europe, and America were exploring the world to find new land to live on. … When people from these countries went to a new land they wanted to change it to make it like the place they had come from. Some British explorers came to Aotearoa, the land of te iwi Māori.

Who discovered New Zealand Māori?

The dutch explorer Abel Tasman is officially recognised as the first European to ‘discover’ New Zealand in 1642. His men were the first Europeans to have a confirmed encounter with Māori.

When did Māori come to New Zealand?

The first people to arrive in New Zealand were ancestors of the Māori. The first settlers probably arrived from Polynesia between 1200 and 1300 AD. They discovered New Zealand as they explored the Pacific, navigating by the ocean currents, winds and stars.

Why is New Zealand called New Zealand?

The name New Zealand comes from the Dutch “Nieuw Zeeland”, and was bestowed on the country by a Dutch mapmaker. Aotearoa is commonly translated as “land of the long white cloud”.

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