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British explorers

British explorers

These portraits of British explorers and seamen appeared in the New Zealand School Journal in February 1920. The article described their role in the expansion of the British Empire. Those who had investigated New Zealand were seen as part of a long tradition of heroic British explorers.

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National Library of New Zealand, General Lending Collection
Reference: ‘England’s struggle for Empire’, New Zealand School Journal, Part 3 (February 1920): 23

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'European exploration - Discovery and exploration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/11245/british-explorers (accessed 17 June 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007