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What wrecked ship was found near Lyttelton, New Zealand in 1847?

I am currently reading The Strange Adventures of Captain Quinton. It tells the story of a young man who goes to sea, rising in rank to Captain. Captain Quinton wrote the book in 1912 as a memoir of ...
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New Zealand uniform or elsewhere?

I am trying to identify the man in this photo and thought I'd start with the uniform. The photo was among New Zealand photos, but I don't see the NZ on his badge. I'd be grateful for any information.
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Why wasn't the Treaty of Waitangi framed in terms of a feudal exchange, rather than a surrender of sovereignty?

So, I've been doing a bit of reading on Wikipedia about the Treaty of Waitangi and the ensuing New Zealand Wars that resulted when members of both sides broke the terms of the treaties, and I saw that ...
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Why Were Madagascar and New Zealand Discovered So Late?

Considering how exploration over long distances into the unknown has been a part of human nature right at the beginning, it's surprising that some fairly large places have been discovered relatively ...
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How motivated were the Australian, Canadian and NZ soldiers in the British army during the two world wars? [closed]

How motivated were the Australian, Canadian and NZ soldiers in the British army during the two world wars? Did they feel that their homeland was under threat or did they have problem understanding why ...
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Is the person in this "Yellow Peril" NZ cartoon Maori?

In this anti-Asian 1907 NZ cartoon, is the person being entangled by the octopus in this cartoon meant to be Maori? The clothing and long hair suggest it's not a white New Zealander (pakeha), but I ...
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What lead some nationalities to be the butt of bestiality jokes? [closed]

Some nationalities (for example New Zealand and Wales) are the butt of jokes about bestiality, especially with sheep. What lead to this?
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Did the aborigines of Australia and the Maoris in New Zealand know about each other's existence, before the Europeans came?

The aborigines are believed to have migrated from India in prehistoric times. The Maoris are thought to have arrived from Polynesia and elsewhere in eastern Asia. They travelled by canoe. It's one ...
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