Cruickshank on New Zealand - Wars, Treaties and Missionaries

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 takes on the complex task of explaining the Inter-Tribal and Land Wars that almost decimated the Maori and ended in a confusing treaty that was misinterpreted and misunderstood. He visits an ancient Pa site, a Mission House and also does some fish spotting.


  • 2009-08-26 15:45:00 - 2009-08-26 16:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,