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1833

1833

James Busby, the British Resident, arrives in New Zealand

1835

1835

Thirty-four Northern cheifs sing a Declaration of Independnce.

1837

1837

Peition from200 pakeha settlers to the British government asking the British to annex New Zealand

1840

1840

Signing od the Treaty of Waitangi

1843

1843

Wairau Affray (conflict between Maori and Settlers from Nelson

1844

1844

Hone Heke chops down the flagstaff at Kororereka; beginning of the northern wars

1846

1846

End of the Northern Wars

1858

1858

Te Wherowhero becomes the first Maori King.

1860-1864

1860 - 1864

Wars in Taranaki and Waikato

1863

1863

New Zealand Land Settlements Act (Act allowed the government of New Zealand to confiscate land of Maori tribes opposed to the government

1872

1872

End to fighting when Te Kooti fled into the King Country