This programme is for the following year groups: Years 7–8, Years 9–13
Between 1845 and 1872 battles were fought across the country over land and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Discuss the factors and causes of these wars, known as the New Zealand Wars. Find out who the key figures and decision makers were, and focus on the outcomes, including some of the devastating experiences endured by Māori.
Objects, an overview, and a tour of the galleries feed into this discussion.
Support for specific site visits is also available.