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Maori People

A History of the Maori People
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Katie Hollis

on 1 June 2011

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Researched by: Danielle Bergmann, Lea Chamberlain, Katie Hollis, and Dominic Panico A History of the Maori People Polynesisan people, originated from south-east Asia
Inhabited New Zealand hundreds of years prior to its European discovery
Originally began as the Moa Hunters European Discovery: 1642
Dutch East India Company
methods of killing
new diseases
population decline Native Maori people integrated with people of European descent
By 2015 - 30% of New Zealanders will be half Maori Treaty of Waitangi
British bring in settlers
1845 the New Zealnd Land wars begin
The Maori were defeated
1860 wars broke out again British Interference Early 1800s - massive emigration
Economic crisis 1779: British East India Company
Settlers began to arrive Maori Identity whanau - extended family
iwi - tribes Lost vast amounts of people during post-war years
Today, schools exist to keep Maori culture and traditions alive for further generations
Maori is an official language Approximately 15% of New Zealand population
Over twenty local radio stations in New Zealand and have a television channel dedicated to them
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