There is mainstream NZ history, and then there are radical new approaches to answering some mysteries about NZ's history - it is thought that NZ was explored before the birth of Christ ~ !!

The Moriori, Whakapapa and European options detail the mainstream views of the respective histories.

The early social history of NZ has been divided, as a convenience, into several categories.

Naturally this division is artifical - the histories of each ethnic grouping has been influenced by, and will influence, other groups.

This artifice also overlooks, out of some necessity, the substantial contributions that other ethnic groups like the Chinese, Polynesians, and Asians have had on the country, and on other New Zealanders.


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Dictionary of NZ Biography