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Akaroa. French colonists arrived here in 1840 The Wairau Affair (1843). Click for information. D'Urville Island - discovered by Jules Dumont d'Urville in 1827 Golden Bay.  Abel Janszoon Tasman anchored here in 1642. He  did not ever set foot on New Zealand soil. Click for the Parihaka story Poverty Bay. Captain James Cook anchored here in 1769 The eruption of Mount Tarawera Kaikohe. Birthplace of Hongi Hika - Chief of the Nga Puhi tribe Spirits Bay.  Marion du Fresne anchored here in 1772. Doubtless Bay.  Jean François de Surville anchored here in 1769 The Treaty of Waitangi was signed here in 1840


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Many thanks to Matt T. Rosenberg, Editor and Guide for the Geography at website, for allowing me to use his New Zealand outline map as basis for my work.

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