Maori People in Sydney
There is no known prehistoric contact between the New Zealand Maori and the Australian Aboriginals. The first Maori to visit Sydney were via European trading ships at about 1795. Maori chiefs traded with the Europeans in Australia and took back good for their people in New Zealand. by 1810 the Maori language was being spoken and heard on Sydeny's docks and by 1840 an estimated 1000 maori had travelled overseas with the majority going to Sydney. There is still a thriving Maori community still living in Sydney.