New Zealand

1200 AD Maori people arrive in New Zealand from eastern Polynesia

1642 - Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sights the south island and charts some of the country's west coast. It subsequently appears on Dutch maps as Nieuw Zeeland, named after the Dutch province of Zeeland.

1769 - British captain James Cook explores coastline, also in 1773 and 1777.

1815 - First British missionaries arrive.

1840 - Treaty of Waitangi between British and several Maori tribes pledges protection of Maori land and establishes British law in New Zealand.

1845-72 - The New Zealand Wars as Maori put up resistance to British colonial rule.

1893 - New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.

1907 - New Zealand becomes dominion within British Empire.

1914 - Outbreak of World War I. New Zealand commits thousands of troops to the British war effort. They suffer heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in 1915.

1939-45 - Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.

1947 - New Zealand gains full independence from Britain.



Stamps of New Zealand
Stamps of New Zealand
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New Zealand King George VI 3 pence 1937 VF mintage 450,00
New Zealand King George VI 3 pence 1937 VF mintage 450,00
£9.00
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New Zealand George VI One Penny 1959 good grade
New Zealand George VI One Penny 1959 good grade
£12.00
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New Zealand Elizabeth II, 1 Dollar 200th Anniversary of Captain Cook's Voyage
New Zealand Elizabeth II, 1 Dollar 200th Anniversary of Captain Cook's Voyage
£12.00
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New Zealand Elizabeth II One Shilling Maori Warrior 1958 very fine
New Zealand Elizabeth II One Shilling Maori Warrior 1958 very fine
£12.00
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New Zealand One Florin King George V 1947 very fine
New Zealand One Florin King George V 1947 very fine
£18.00
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NEW ZEALAND GEORGE VI MAORI CHARM 1942 UNC
NEW ZEALAND GEORGE VI MAORI CHARM 1942 UNC
£18.00
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New Zealand George VI  One Penny Bronze Coin 1946
New Zealand George VI One Penny Bronze Coin 1946
£19.00
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New Zealand King George VI One Shilling Silver 1945 EF Mintage for year 1,030,000
New Zealand King George VI One Shilling Silver 1945 EF Mintage for year 1,030,000
£28.00
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New Zealand, George VI 3 pence Silver only year 1947 EF
New Zealand, George VI 3 pence Silver only year 1947 EF
£28.00
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New Zealand, George V 3 pence Silver 1933 EF First distinctive coin of British New Zealand
New Zealand, George V 3 pence Silver 1933 EF First distinctive coin of British New Zealand
£28.00
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New Zealand George V  SilverThree Pence Coin 1933 very fine
New Zealand George V SilverThree Pence Coin 1933 very fine
£38.00
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New Zealand King George Half Crown 32 mm Coin, 1948 EF
New Zealand King George Half Crown 32 mm Coin, 1948 EF
£38.00
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