At the beginning of the 1850s white settlers did not describe themselves as New Zealanders. This handbill, about the debates over a new constitution, was addressed to both ‘fellow settlers’ and ‘fellow colonists’, but not ‘fellow New Zealanders’. It would be 10 years before that term was used.
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