Discovery of Australia and New Zealand

Discovery of Australia and New Zealand

Australia is the last human part of the world to be discovered by European seafarers.¬†Until the modern age, when Asia, Africa and America were already known, the conviction persisted that somewhere in the southern hemisphere there had to be a large, unknown part of the world, which cartographers called Terra Australis Incognita in Latin. This […]

New Zealand Education System

New Zealand Education System

The New Zealand education system has an excellent reputation. The school model itself, which, like in Germany, consists of a primary school, secondary school and possibly university, is less progressive. Rather, it is the large selection of school subjects and the professional specialization even in adolescence that are considered innovative and modern. The school system […]

New Zealand History

New Zealand History

New Zealand was discovered late: between 750 and 1000 AD, today’s indigenous people, the Maori, settled the country. The Europeans, mostly British, didn’t follow suit until the 19th century. Native people The beginnings of settlement in New Zealand are still not entirely clear: were members of the now extinct Moriori tribe who first settled the […]

New Zealand Wars

New Zealand Wars

The last wars occurred in New Zealand in the mid-19th century, when Maoris and settlers fought in bloody disputes over land distribution. The remote country has also been involved in conflicts in other areas of the world. New Zealand soldiers participated in both world wars and fought on America’s side in the Vietnam War. Maori […]

New Zealand Culture

New Zealand Culture

New Zealand’s cultural life is vibrant, dynamic and full of energy. On the one hand, this is due to the interesting diversity of peoples who live together here. On the other hand, in the still young cultural history. Specifically New Zealand artists working on New Zealand themes and creating in New Zealand have only existed […]

New Zealand Geography

New Zealand Geography

New Zealand is often compared to paradise. It is – as seen from Germany – exactly at the other end of the world, was predator-free before human settlement and has a delightful variety of landscapes. Geographical location and climate According to best-medical-schools, New Zealand is located in the southern hemisphere between the Pacific Ocean and […]

New Zealand Maori 1

New Zealand Maori Part I

The settlement and development of the continents by humans took place at a very early age. The majority of prehistorians assume that the origin of mankind lay in East Africa, from where early man began to spread in numerous waves of migration around 500,000 years ago. With the settlement of South America about 34,000 years […]