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The Life and Times of Patuone

A Few Dates — That may be useful to the reader

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A Few Dates
That may be useful to the reader.

1642 Discovery of New Zealand by Tasman.
1740 Visit of ship to North Island, commanded by" Rongotute."—Maori tradition.
1769 Visit of D'Urville to North Island of New Zealand.
1772 Visit of Marion du Fresne to Bay of Islands.
1773 A small quantity of potatoes given to New Zealanders by Captain Cook.—Maori tradition.
1790 Fatal epidemic among the Maoris, called by them "Rewharewha."—Maori Tradition.
1791 Vancouver's visit to Middle Island.
1798 Maize introduced by Governor King of New South Wales.
1809 Massacre of crew and passengers of the "Boyd."
1822 Hongihika's famous war expedition to to the Thames, and other places.