Examples of historic maps and charts - English and Māori names for the North Island and South Island

25 March 2011

Download examples of historic maps and charts with English and Māori names for the North Island and South Island.

Please note that these are large image files. 

Chart of New Zealand, by Captain Cook, 1770
Chart of New Zealand, by Captain Cook, 1770 (jpg 2.56MB)

Map of the Colony of New Zealand by John Arrowsmith, 1841

Map of the Colony of New Zealand by John Arrowsmith, 1841 (jpg 742KB)

A map of the North Island by R.G. Dick, Surveyor General, 1948

A map of the North Island by R.G. Dick, Surveyor-General, 1948 (jpg 5.52MB)

A map of the South Island by R.G. Dick, Surveyor General, 1948

A map of the South Island by R.G. Dick, Surveyor-General, 1948 (jpg 5.88MB)

To download:

  • Windows users right click on the thumbnail image above and choose "Save Target As" from the menu.
  • Mac users Option + click the thumbnail image and select "Save this link as".
Last Updated: 4 March 2015