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Cruickshank on New Zealand - Walking Backwards to the Future


Dan Cruickshank explores the consequences of the arrival of the British on the indigenous Maori people after Captain Cook's arrival in New Zealand in 1769, and how the European settlers adapted and exploited the many riches this new world had to offer. Dan hears from the Maori about their attitude to the past, what they hope for in the future and how they are coming to terms with the threat to their land and culture set in train by Cook's arrival 240 years ago.

Broadcasts

  • 2009-08-28 15:45:00 - 2009-08-28 16:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,