Welcome to your Pre 1840 NZ History Part 2

What instructions did Cook receive from the British Admiralty when he went on his adventures around the globe?

Cook’s observation of Maori was that they were:

What was another name for the doctrine of discovery?

The colonial government came to define ‘native land’ as:

What was the colonial government’s attitude to land Maori ‘enjoyed and occupied’?

The principles of English common law stated by the Colonial Office at the time it proclaimed British sovereignty in New Zealand defined a ‘native title’ as:

The great weakness of the Treaty of Waitangi was that it:

Did the British actually legally ‘own’ New Zealand according to Cook’s ‘the doctrine of discovery’ 1769?

If the British legally owned NZ as a result of Cook’s 1769 discovery, why did they come up with the idea of a Treaty?

If the British legally owned NZ as a result of Cook’s 1769 discovery, why did they come up with the idea of a Treaty?

When the British colonized countries, they drew a distinction between:

The British passed a crucially important law called ‘The Charter of November 1840’. It stated that:

There was such a thing as ‘The Established Law Of European Nations’. The law decreed:

Prior to Hobson arriving in New Zealand on January 29 1840, the British had decided that all land sales made between Maori and settlers prior to the signing of the Treaty would need to be investigated for approval by the new British government in New Zealand. After the Treaty was signed, an independent body called ‘The Land Claims Commission’ was established August 4th, 1840. The reason this commission was established was to:

In September 1840, Governor Gipps, the Governor of New South Wales (at this time the whole of what we now know as Australia was called New South Wales) exempted which company from land sales inquiry?

When land ‘deals’ between settlers and Maori were revoked by the Commission, often the money given to Maori by the purchasing party to pay for the land was not returned to the purchaser. True or false?

The British government went above and beyond to protect Maori land rights6. One British land speculation company which caused the British government grief by pushing the boundaries was called:

The New Zealand Companies principal agent in New Zealand was:

The British lawyer who was specifically assigned by the Crown to investigate The New Zealand Company land purchases in 1841 was:

The Land Claims Commission also established a 3-man team to investigate purchases other than those made by the New Zealand company. The first round in investigation (they were called ‘enquiries’) lasted from 1841 – 1843. What number of sale and purchase agreements were investigated?

Of the 1000 sale and purchase agreements which were investigated, how many were finally approved as being fair and reasonable for both parties, the buyer and the seller?

The parties who wanted their land sale/ purchase investigated were called ‘claimants’. The main claimants were:

When Europeans bought land from Maori, what did they pay with?

The main problem the commission found with land purchases and sales was:

When Maori were found to have been ripped off by the New Zealand Company, how was the situation rectified?

What was the major problem Spain faced when negotiating compensation for Maori?7

Eminent New Zealand historian, and former professor of History at Otago University G.S Parsonson (above) contends that Maori in the early contact period did not 'own’ land8.  Which statement below to best describes Maori and their relationship with land:

William Hobson suffered a stroke on March 1st 1840, and another later on which killed him. What was the date of his second stroke, the one that killed him?

How old was Hobson when he died?

While waiting for The Land Claims Commission (LCC) to settle disputes between Maori and the New Zealand company, the Company carried on with surveying the land they had purchased, believing that ‘everything would work out just fine in the end’. Unable to wait for LCC outcomes, Maori:

Sometimes, settlers were killed by Maori, including New Zealand Company officials. When this happened, it caused a huge commotion in communities, with rowdy public meetings, and a flurry of petitions.9 What was the main complaint of the New Zealand Company?

How did the Government respond to these accusations? Their main response was:

It would be fair to say that in the period 1840 to 1843, Maori were:

It is a modern day myth that Maori had a sacred connection to their land and would never sell it. All the evidence suggests the opposite. This modern day myth, peddled by activists, is designed to:

Even though in Article Two of the Treaty, the Crown had exclusive right to purchase land from Maori, not much land was actually purchased by the Crown between 1840 and 1843. The reason was:

But if the Crown was not buying much land, then settlers would have no land to buy, since they could only buy from the Crown, and not directly from Maori. This situation caused:

For the British, things went wrong with the colonisation of New Zealand because there was a clash of systems.