237131_A1_Week5_ New Zealand History _24/08/2016.

Summarise Belich, James. “Chapter 8: Making empire?” Making Peoples: A history of the New Zealanders, from Polynesian settlement to the end of the nineteenth century. Hawai’i Press, 2001. 179-203. Print. Use quotes and citations where appropriate. (150 words).

The French believed that when colonizing the South Island that becoming catholic makes them french. Although the French Empire died out the British Empire continued to grow. Civilizing Māori and colonizing NZ started around 1771, Benjamin Franklin. William Hobson was brought to NZ as the British representative and claimed sovereignty from small part of NZ to the whole of it. 6th February 1840 Treaty of Waitangi was signed, thus the British Empire believed they has full sovereignty over New Zealand. The introduction of a bigger defense force was brought in in 1864. It is seen in the Treaty of Waitangi has a difficult historical merit to see because both parties intentions were in conflict with each other (195). Differentiating opinions can create different scenarios around what the Māori race was thought as, for example being the victim of land, independence and even culture being taken by the British after signing the Treaty of Waitangi (197). Such chiefs competed to lease and sell land during the 1840s & 1850s leading to civil wars in 1857 (198).

Using Dick’s lecture and tutorial discussions to help you, explain how you think these events impacted on visual and material culture in Aotearoa/New Zealand. (50 words).

These event would impact visual and material culture in New Zealand because this could effect the way that the country was viewed by others. Flags are a good example of how the Treaty of Waitangi changed the way that visual material was used to represent New Zealand at the period of time. An example would be the introduction of the union jack into the flag, this would take away from the visual culture that the Māori had created in a flag perviously.

Texts Referenced:

(Belich, James. “Chapter 8: Making Empire?” Making Peoples: A History of the New Zealanders, from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth Century. Honolulu: U of Hawai’i, 1996. 179-203. Print.)


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