Key NZ Figures

Events

James Cook

1769

Spotted New Zealand

Hongi Hika

1821

Started raids in the Musket Wars

Edward Wakefield

1825

Started the NZ company

Te Whiti

1867

Began Non-Violent protests

Rua Kenana

1893

Attempts to reclaim Maori Land

Michael Joseph Savage

1935

Becomes Prime Minister of NZ

Charles Upham

1939

Enlisted for WWII

Maori Battalion

1940

Active duty in WWII

Governor Grey

1945

Made sure Maori got their land

Norman Kirk

1972

Became 29th Prime Minister of NZ

Whina Cooper

1975

Lead the National land march

Robert Muldoon

1975

Became Prime Minister

Neil Finn

1985

Created Crowded House

David Lange

1985

Made NZ Nuclear Free

Helen Clark

1999

First Woman Prime Minister of NZ