James Busby, the British Resident, arrives in New Zealand
Thirty-four Northern cheifs sing a Declaration of Independnce.
Peition from200 pakeha settlers to the British government asking the British to annex New Zealand
Signing od the Treaty of Waitangi
Wairau Affray (conflict between Maori and Settlers from Nelson
Hone Heke chops down the flagstaff at Kororereka; beginning of the northern wars
End of the Northern Wars
Te Wherowhero becomes the first Maori King.
Wars in Taranaki and Waikato
New Zealand Land Settlements Act (Act allowed the government of New Zealand to confiscate land of Maori tribes opposed to the government
End to fighting when Te Kooti fled into the King Country