Cruickshank On New Zealand

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01Arrivals On The Long White Cloud *20090824

Dan Cruickshank explores the consequences of the arrival of the British on the indigenous Maori people after Captain Cook's arrival in New Zealand in 1769, and how the European settlers adapted and exploited the many riches this new world had to offer.

Dan considers the arrival of both the Maori and Captain Cook on the land first known as Aotearoa or The Long White Cloud.

The arrival of the Maori and Captain Cook on the land first known as Aotearoa.

02Better Relations With The Natives *20090825

Dan Cruickshank explores the consequences of the arrival of the British on the indigenous Maori people after Captain Cook's arrival in New Zealand in 1769, and how the European settlers adapted and exploited the many riches this new world had to offer.

Dan is ferried out to sea, to a cove where Cook encountered friendly and inquisitive Maori, and both sides learned from each other.

03Wars, Treaties And Missionaries2009082620090826 (BBC7)
20121231 (BBC7)

Dan Cruickshank explores the consequences of the arrival of the British on the indigenous Maori people after Captain Cook's arrival in New Zealand in 1769, and how the European settlers adapted and exploited the many riches this new world had to offer.

Dan takes on the complex task of explaining the Inter-Tribal and Land Wars that almost decimated the Maori and ended in a confusing treaty that was misinterpreted and misunderstood.

He visits an ancient Pa site, a Mission House and also does some fish spotting.

Dan explains the Inter-Tribal and Land Wars that almost decimated the Maori.

New Zealand:

Dan Cruickshank explores the devastating inter-tribal and land conflicts that wreaked havoc on the Maori population.

04The Whale Rider, The Meeting House And The Haka2009082720121231 (BBC7)

Dan Cruickshank explores the consequences of the arrival of the British on the indigenous Maori people after Captain Cook's arrival in New Zealand in 1769, and how the European settlers adapted and exploited the many riches this new world had to offer.

Dan visits a traditional Maori Meeting House and the village where Pikea, the legendary Whale Rider, was said to have come ashore.

He also watches a modern-day Haka, warning young men to take responsibility for children they have fathered and neglected.

Dan Cruickshank visits a traditional Maori Meeting House and watches a modern-day Haka.

New Zealand: Dan Cruickshank investigates Maori ritual and tradition - including a modern take on the famous ceremonial dance.

05 LASTWalking Backwards To The Future20090828

Dan Cruickshank explores the consequences of the arrival of the British on the indigenous Maori people after Captain Cook's arrival in New Zealand in 1769, and how the European settlers adapted and exploited the many riches this new world had to offer.

Dan hears from the Maori about their attitude to the past, what they hope for in the future and how they are coming to terms with the threat to their land and culture set in train by Cook's arrival 240 years ago.

Dan hears from the Maori about their attitude to the past and their hopes for the future.