FiveTail (allismine) wrote in little_details,

New Zealand Archaeology

A character in my novel had a grandfather who was a New Zealand archaeologist; taking into account the calculated age line of his following generations/lineage, his career would have taken place precisely 91 years ago. I was wondering if New Zealand even had archaeological expeditions a hundered years ago, seeing as it only gained independent dominion status in 1907; it was more focused on becoming an independent country than researching it's own history.

Also, how did New Zealanders view war participation (as in times of The Boer War)? Were people drafted into the army, or did they volunteer for the cause? Please ignore this question if the answer is obvious; I haven't entirely studied Wikipedia's page yet.

Google / tries:
New Zealand Archaeology, History of New Zealand Archaeology, New Zealand Archaeologists, "When was the first New Zealand archaeological expedition?"

Thanks in advance for anything you guys can give me! If you need an exact timeline of this guy's schooling/war participation/family, let me know and I'll post it up.
Tags: new zealand: history

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