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Sailing across the Ditch

February 14th 2008
In Sydney Harbour, our ship was waiting for us. Again it was a struggle to secure passage from Australia to New Zealand. Fifty years ago it would have been easy, you would take a ship as flying was typically very expensive. But these days the world has changed, ferry services between Australia and New Zealand just don't exist. I had been talking to a man who had contacts with the freighter com ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand

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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