• Go-betweens

    An important feature of early cross-cultural contact in New Zealand was the role of intermediaries (kaiwhakarite) who acted as go-betweens – people from one culture who lived within the other culture and helped bridge the gap between the two.

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  • Page 3 – Māori intermediaries: Ruatara

    In 1805 the Ngāpuhi chief Ruatara left New Zealand on the whaling ship Argo with the intention of meeting King George III.

  • Page 4 – The first woman settler?

    Charlotte Badger is believed to have been one of the first two European women to live (albeit briefly) in New Zealand.

  • Page 5 – Further information

    Publications and links relating to Pakeha-Maori and Maori-Pakeha in the pre-1840 period