The Northern Wars Of Aotearoa Essay

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The Northern wars in Aotearoa.

In this paper my intention is to review the Northern wars known as “te riri pakeha” or white man 's anger that took place in 1843-1846, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. It will also be defining and giving understanding of the meaning of colonisation and the effects on the Māori people. This paper concludes with the impact of the Northern wars on Māori wellbeing and health in 1843 and the present.
The definition of colonisation is “the forming of a settlement or colony by a group of people who seek to take control of territories or countries”. It usually involves large-scale immigration of people to a 'new ' location and the expansion of their civilization and culture in this area.Skwirk it is my understanding that colonisation by the British reinforced colonists’ views and that of the British Government. Religious beliefs, sovereign rule under her majesty the Queen, European land ownership and legal systems were amongst the impacts of colonisation on Māori customs. In December 1837 the British government decided in principle to intervene in New Zealand to ensure that colonisation was regulated and that land transactions that defrauded Māori were stopped. This led to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. The Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document, was meant to be a

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