First Encounters

First Encounters

First meetings between Polynesian cultures (particularly Māori) and European explorers.

Famous Explorers

The age of exploration, and voyaging, famous explorers, and Kupe’s discovery of New Zealand.


Immigration to Aotearoa

Starting with the arrival of Māori, explore migrants, refugees, journeys, transport and what has made New Zealand a popular migrant nation.

Famous New Zealanders
Famous New Zealanders, heroes, inventors, scientists, singers, writers, sportsmen, sportswomen, musicians and artists.

Colonial Life in New Zealand

1769-1914; includes European discovery of New Zealand, contact with Māori, New Zealand wars, Pākehā colonisation, social life, economy, politics and major events of the time.