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AA187C – Week 6 Lecture 1 12/02/2008 14:13:00 The Risde of the English Empire in the Pacific I. Scientific Exploration A. Captain James Cook B. Cartographic and Scientific Knowledge II. White Settlement in Australia A. Terra Nullis B. Penal Colonies III. Maori/Pakeha Relations in Aotearoa A. Naming Aotearoa B. Treaty of Waitangi C. Potatau Te Wherowhero Keywords: Captain James Cook, Terra Nullis, Potatau Te Wherowhero Tupaia – Tahitian priest/navigator; helps Cook to translate the Polynesian  languages and it was easy because all of the Polynesian languages were similar New Caledonia Tahitti Hawaii Aotearoa Vanuatu Australia Cook is mythologized; seen as a god “He was British, rose by merit from modest beginnings, sailed the world, enlarged  scientific knowledge, prevented scurvy and discovered Australia” (Australian  schoolbook)
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scurvy – lack of Vitamin C; your gums begin to deteriorate and bleed He’s seen as the George Washington to the people of that area, and a heroic  navigator and explorer Aotearoa     New Zealand Latin concept of “terra nullis” was very important to the settlement Played a central role in the legal and political discourse of the settlement Terra Nullis  - A land belonging to no one; a country without a sovereign  recognized by European authorities For  the British, who took New Zealand as theirs, the latin concept of terra nullis  was used legally; English settler views of nomads – and said that because they didn’t  reside in one land and moved around, that they didn’t own the land terra nullis had to do with possession of land; if the people are nomadic, the 
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  • Winter '08
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  • James Cook, Treaty of Waitangi, Potatau Te Wherowhero

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