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When did the first Europeans come to new zealand?


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2011-08-30 07:38:37
2011-08-30 07:38:37

The first Europeans (and from the US and Australia as well) arrived soon after James Cook had publicized the existence of the seals on the coast of New Zealand.

These were soon followed by the Whalers, who need a more capital-intensive industry.


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