New Zealand, a parliamentary state located in the southwestern Pacific 1,250 miles (2,011 km.) east of Australia, has an area of 103,736 sq. mi. (269,056 sq. km.) and a population of 3.8 million. Capital: Wellington. Wool, meat, dairy products and some manufactured items are exported. ,New Zealand was discovered and named by Dutch navigator Abel Tasman in 1642, and explored by British navigator Capt. James Cook who surveyed it in 1769 and annexed the land to Great Britain. The British government disavowed the annexation and for the next 70 years the only white settlers to arrive were adventurers attracted by the prospects of lumbering, sealing and whaling. Great Britain annexed the land in 1840 by treaty with the native chiefs and made it a dependency of New South Wales. The colony was granted self-government in 1852, a ministerial form of government in 1856, and full dominion status on Sept. 26, 1907. Full internal and external autonomy, which New Zealand had in effect possessed for many years, was formally extended in 1947. New Zealand is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Elizabeth II is Head of State as Queen of New Zealand.,, Rulers:,,, ,British,, Monetary System:,,, ,1 Shilling = 12 Pence,, ,1 Pound = 20 Shillings to 1967,,

NEW ZEALAND P-158d XF ND, 1960-67, 10 SHILLINGS, CAP JAMES COOK 75 Front Side Back Side
NEW ZEALAND P-159d XF ND, 1940-67, 1 POUND, CAP JAMES COOK 85 Front Side Back Side
NEW ZEALAND P-169b UNC ND, 1981-1992, $1, QEII, JAAMES COOK WATER MARK 10 Front Side Back Side
NEW ZEALAND P-170b UNC ND, 1981-92, $2, QEII, RIFFLMAN ON BACK 13 Front Side Back Side
NEW ZEALAND P-175b UNC ND, 1981-89, $100, RED, QEII, TAHAKE 675 Front Side Back Side