History of New Zealand
In 1840, New Zealand was established as a colony under the British Crown, when the chiefs of most Maori tribes and representatives
of the Crown signed the Treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840. This agreement is recognized as the founding document of the
nation. The British connection remained an important part of New Zealand culture and Britain was often referred to as ‘home’.
Just over 100,000 New Zealanders fought on Britain’s behalf in World War I. New Zealand also made a significant contribution
during World War II, with nearly 10% of the population serving overseas. After the war, New Zealand’s agricultural products
were in demand and the 1950’s saw prosperity, full employment and considerable growth.
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