January 31, 2021
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NEW ZEALAND DISCOVERY
YR10 SOS / TIMELINE
⟶ Updated 17 Nov 2019 ⟶
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The Polynesians discover the land of the long white cloud (New Zealand).
The first Europeans set foot in New Zealand
New Zealand is Discovered
The first Europeans sight New Zealand
THEORY: Chinese claim to discover New Zealand
THEORY: Spanish claim to discover New Zealand
Abel Tasman first sights the West Coast of New Zealand.
There is very little evidence to back up this theory. Evidence: Carbonized remains of "Junks" located near Oamaru / Remains of a stone fort near the Botanic Garden in Christchurch.
"There is still not a solitary piece of evidence that has been found that confirms any European reached New Zealand before Tasman.” Quoted by NZHerald
James Cook discovers and sets foot in New Zealand.
THE DISCOVERY OF NEW ZEALND
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