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Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Mudge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Mr. William Mudge, (b. 1851), aged 23, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Peter Denny" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 26th July 1874 
Abraham Mudge, aged 29, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
Thurza Mudge, aged 30, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
George Mudge, aged 6, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
Alice Mudge, aged 2, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
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^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)