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New Zealand

by W.H. Somerset - 1940

This year New Zealand celebrates her Centennial of organized settlement; in 1840 the first band of colonists under the aegis of the New Zealand Company arrived in Wellington; in that year, too, the Maoris ceded the sovereignty of the land to Queen Victoria. For half a century before this time there had been sporadic settlement by whalers, sealers, traders in timber, and the like; but the 1840 pilgrims formed the vanguard of a considerable group of immigrants selected from the farm-laboring and artisan classes of Great Britain.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1940, p. 261-282
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15078, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 4:31:43 AM

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