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Beach at Sumner

Sumner, New Zealand

June 16th 2010
I recently (March/April, 2010) returned from a 7-week stay in New Zealand on the South Island and was located in Sumner, a suburb of Christchurch. I thought I would add a few reflections and pictures for Sumner in addition to those I provided in another blog for my travels on the South Island. The trip was part of my sabbatical from work as a professor and I spent much of my time during the week ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch

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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