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Wellington from Mt Victoria

Playing catchup in Wellington

June 25th 2009
This time I was in Wellington for good. And by good I mean 3 days. Rob had now finished his gruelling exams (all 1 of them) so was free to show me a bit of the city. First stop was New Zealand's national museum, Te Papa. It's a monstrous place, and to be honest, there are large swathes of it which I found wholly uninteresting. However, there are some excellent sections, such as the one on nat ... read more
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New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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