Abel Tasman, a Dutch adventurer who arrived in New Zealand in 1642, was the first European to set foot on the island.
It is believed that competition for land was a contributing factor to the New Zealand Wars, which took place between 1860 and 1870, during which the Taranaki and Waikato districts were invaded by colonial forces and Mori from these regions had part of their land taken away from them. The conflicts and expropriation left a bad taste in the mouths of many people that persists to this day.
On the 18th of December, 1642, Abel Tasman’s Dutch East India Company voyage had the first documented European encounter with the indigenous Mori people.
In addition to white British nationals, the government looked for additional Europeans who would be able to readily transition into post-war New Zealand after the war. The Dutch were the most popular — about 6000 people entered in the 1950s as part of an aided passage plan from the Netherlands, which was the most popular.
18/12/2021 The first known interaction between Mori and Europeans occurred today, 379 years ago, according to historical records. On this day in 1642, Abel Tasman’s Dutch East India Company voyage arrived in Mohua, Indonesia, and moored their two ships (Golden Bay, South Island).
Mori are the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand, who arrived in the country around 700 years ago and established themselves as a culture. They sailed from Polynesia on a waka (canoe) (canoe). New Zealand is the only country in the world with a shorter human history than any other.
The Dutch explorers were the first outsiders to set foot on the shores of New Zealand. When the Dutch realized that New Zealand was not a part of South America, they dubbed the country Nova Zeelandia in Latin and Nieuw Zeeland in Dutch to reflect their discovery.
The mission was regarded a success, despite the fact that some historians believe Tasman should have made more of an effort to examine the areas he had discovered more thoroughly. The concept of a second trip was rejected by the leaders of the company in the Netherlands. In their place, Tasman and Visscher were dispatched to the country’s northern shore.
They are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand’s main island, the Mori (/mari/, Mori pronunciation: (listen)) (Aotearoa). A group of settlers from East Polynesia came in New Zealand in many waves of canoe trips between around 1320 and 1350 and established themselves as the Mori.
According to the Netherlands’ embassy in Wellington, there were roughly 45,000 Dutch citizens living in New Zealand at the time of the survey. This figure covers people who have dual nationality with both New Zealand and the Netherlands. It is believed that up to 100,000 New Zealanders are descended from Dutch ancestors.
Despite the fact that a Dutchman was the first European to see the nation, it was the British that established a colony there.
Over time, English-speaking people used the term ″Dutch″ to refer to individuals from both the Netherlands and Germany, and now just to refer to people from the Netherlands today. ″(At the time, in the early 1500s, the Netherlands and sections of Germany, as well as Belgium and Luxembourg, were all members of the Holy Roman Empire.)″
On the 13th of December, 1642, they made landfall on the north-west coast of the South Island of New Zealand, becoming the first Europeans to see the country for themselves. It was given the name of Staten Landt by Tasman ″in honor of the States General″ (Dutch parliament).
This was the first time that Mori were known to have come into contact with Europeans. An resident of the Dutch ship responded with their own trumpets when the Mori group shouted out to them and blew on a shell trumpet in a challenge to the invaders. The following day, a waka approached with 13 Ngti Tmatakkiri on board, and the situation changed dramatically.