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To fully understand Australia and New Zealand's history, there are a few terms you should familiarize yourself with. Find definitions and explanations in this glossary channel.
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How the Maori Work

The Maori, New Zealand's original settlers, fought off disease and foreign cultures to survive into the 21st century. How did they do it?

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  • How the Maori Work
    How the Maori Work

    The Maori, New Zealand's original settlers, fought off disease and foreign cultures to survive into the 21st century. How did they do it? See more »

  • Australian Aborigines
    Australian Aborigines

    Australian Aborigines, the earliest known inhabitants of Australia. Because of their Stone Age culture, the aborigines are of special interest to anthropologists. See more »

  • Maori
    Maori

    Maoris, the earliest known inhabitants of New Zealand. They are a Polynesian people who have been almost fully integrated into New Zealand's white society. See more »

  • Anzus Pact
    Anzus Pact

    Anzus Pact, 1951, a security treaty between Australia, New Zealand, and the United States to oppose Communist aggression. See more »

  • Charles Edward Stuart
    Charles Edward Stuart

    Sturt, Charles (1795 - 1869), a British explorer, often referred to as the "father of Australian exploration." He was the first to penetrate deep into the interior of Australia and to demonstrate the possibilities for settlement. See more »

  • John Stuart
    John Stuart

    Stuart, John McDouall (1815 - 1866), a Scotsman who was one of the major explorers of Australia. See more »

  • Matthew Flinders
    Matthew Flinders

    Flinders, Matthew (1774 - 1814), an English navigator. Flinders joined the British navy in 1789. See more »

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