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In a hostile 1642 encounter in between Ngāti Tūmatakōkiri and Dutch explorer Abel Tasman’s crew, four of Tasman’s crew members had been killed, and at least one Māori was hit by canister shot. Europeans did not revisit New Zealand till 1769, when British explorer James Cook mapped practically the entire coastline. Following Cook, New Zealand was visited by quite a few European and North American whaling, sealing, and trading ships.…Read More