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IV. Palæontological.

50.

Origin of the New Zealanders.

(1).

Are the present New Zealanders, Autochthones?

(2).

Were there Autochthones?

(3).

Did the Immigrants come from nearest land?

(4).

Whence came they?

(i).

Probable.

(ii).

Mythical (Sandwich Islands) considered.

(iii).

Ditto (Samoan Islands) considered.

(iv).

If either, still unsatisfactory.

(v).

Hawaiki probably allegorical.

51.

Antiquity of New Zealanders in New Zealand, proved—

(1).

By Tradition.

(2).

By Archæology.

(3).

By History.

(4).

By Habits, Customs, Manufactures, etc.

(5).

By Language.

(6).

By Religion.

(7).

And possibly by the Moa (Dinornis).

(8).

Conclusion.

52.

Of the first Mythical Immigrants and their doings.

53.

The question repeated:— Whence came they?

(i. to xxvii.)

Thoughts and Excogitations.