Genealogy Projects tagged with Māori on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Treaty of Waitangi (1840)

    The Treaty of Waitangi was first signed in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, on 6 February 1840. Over the following months a further eight Treaty sheets were also signed in a number of other locations around Aotearoa. The Treaty is a written agreement between the British Crown (the monarch) and more than 500 Māori chiefs. Because of the Treaty, New Zealand became a colony of Britain and Māori be...

  • The New Zealand Wars

    The New Zealand Wars, sometimes called the Land Wars and also once called the Māori Wars, were a series of armed conflicts that took place in New Zealand between 1845 and 1872. The wars were fought over a number of issues, the most prominent concerning Māori land being sold to the settler population.The Māori King Movement (also known as the Kingitanga Movement) began resisting the purchase of ...

  • New Zealand Musket Wars (1818-1840)

    A series of Māori tribal battles involving muskets (long-barrelled muzzle-loaded guns, brought to New Zealand by Europeans) which mainly took place between 1818 and 1840. The population of New Zealand in 1769 was around 100,000. It is estimated that around 20,000 died in the Musket Wars which also changed traditional tribal areas. Source: The Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga: Te Tiriti o Waitan...