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  New Zealand
c. 800
Narrative history in HistoryWorld   
Seafarers colonize New Zealand, the last great island region in the Pacific to be reached by human beings     
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The Dutch explorer Abel Tasman attempts to land in Golden Bay, New Zealand, resulting in a clash with the Maoris      
Captain Cook reaches New Zealand and sets off to chart its entire coastline      
Hodges Dusky Bay, New Zealand (detail)
National Maritime Museum
New Zealand becomes independent as a self-governing dominion       
In a German Pension is New Zealand author Katherine Mansfield's first collection of stories       
New Zealand surgeon Harold Gillies sets up a plastic surgery unit at Aldershot, a British military base      
New Zealand surgeon Harold Gillies publishes a pioneering text book, Plastic Surgery of the Face       
The New Zealand racehorse Phar Lap wins huge popularity after an easy victory in the Melbourne Cup       
The Statute of Westminster defines and formalizes the concept of the British Commonwealth       
Keith Holyoake begins twelve unbroken years as New Zealand's prime minister