Atlas of New Zealand
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|Topographical map of New Zealand|
|The hemisphere centred on Wellington, New Zealand's capital.|
|Realm of New Zealand|
|Realm of New Zealand (detail)|
|New Zealand's southern offshore islands|
|Regions of New Zealand|
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day New Zealand, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day New Zealand.
|The Maori settle New Zealand in the thirteenth century. In 1642 the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman discovers the islands. The Dutch name the islands Nova Zeelandia.|
|1769/1792: United Kingdom - colonizing country ► United Kingdom
In 1769 the islands are explored by James Cook and later claimed by Britain. From 1792 the first British settlements are founded in New Zealand.
|1835-1840: United Tribes of New Zealand - semi-independent protectorate of the United Kingdom
In 1835 the Maori tribes unite themselves in the Confederation of United Tribes, a semi-independent British protectorate.
|1840-1841: Part of: New South Wales - a colony of the United Kingdom ► Australia
New Zealand is claimed by Britian in 1840 and New Zealand becomes part of New South Wales.
|1841-1907: Colony of New Zealand - colony of the United Kingdom
A year later New Zealand becomes a separate British colony. Some Maori do not accept British rule and resist British control in various wars in 1843-1848 and 1860-1872.
|1907-1947: Dominion of New Zealand - independent country
The status is changed in 1907 into the Dominion of New Zealand.
|circa 1947-: New Zealand - full sovereign country
In 1947 the New Zealand Parliament formally accepted the full external autonomy offered by the British Parliament
|This map shows the former provinces of New Zealand|
This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.
|Early map following Abel Tasman's voyage to New Zealand and Australia|
|Map of New Zealand, drawn by Captain James Cook|
|This is an image of a chart of New Zealand made by Lieutenant (later Captain Sir) James Cook during his 1770 voyage of exploration in the Pacific in command of HM Bark Endeavour.|
|Iwi (tribes) of New Zealand|
|Major volcanoes of New Zealand|
|New Zealand population density|
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