Kōrero: South Pacific peoples

The Pacific Islands

The colonial powers of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America considered it their role to bring what they saw as civilisation to the peoples of the Pacific. Missionaries flocked to the islands, eager to save souls. The South Seas was also a fabled region in 19th-century Europe. At a time when romantic notions of nature were popular, the Pacific was seen as an unspoiled paradise.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago, Godward Collection Maps

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'South Pacific peoples - Early migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/1272/the-pacific-islands (accessed 29 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015