New Zealand’s History in a glance
Even to this time, there are several things about New Zealand that most people don’t know yet. New Zealand is one of the places on Earth that were last reached by human settlers. Because of its geographical location, which is a group of islands far from a land mass, the very first human settlers ever recorded in this country was in between 1250-1300 when the Polynesians explored this group of Island within the Oceanic Region. The Polynesians developed a unique Maori culture. It was only in 1642 when Europeans were able to reach this part of the world in search for territory to conquer and colonize. After series of wars between the Maori and the British that lasted for centuries, the two warring groups have finally came up with a treaty in 1840 to make New Zealand as a colony of the Great Britain. After that landmark agreement, New Zealand as a nation underwent major experiences that its history as one of the most advanced countries in the world. A quick research on New Zealand’s history would yield results that there are indeed several things that the world must know about the country.
At present, majority of New Zealand’s residents are with European descent due to its historical background. But there are several minorities in New Zealand, Maori is the largest Minority followed by Asians, and other migrants from other continent. New Zealand is not actually part of Europe as most people thought. Since New Zealand is an Oceanic island, which is very far from a land mass, it is not considered as part of a single continent just like the Caribbean islands. It is often referred to be part of Australia and Oceania regions. New Zealand’s colorful history and unique geographical orientation make it one of the most exciting places to visit with almost unlimited places to go to and things to do in this country.