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    Chatham Islandsball is a territoryball of New Zealandball who can into gardens and genocide. He is peace loving and may or may not be traumatised. While he is New Zealandball's son, he doesn't talk much to him or any of his siblings, being the most quiet and reserved and irrelevant in the family.

    History

    Moriori

    The first people to arrive in Chatham Islandsball were some Maoriballs from mainland New Zealandball who settled the islands in the 1500s. Eventually they developed their own culture, cuisine, and the Moriori language and the islands came to be known as Rēkohu or "Misty Sun" in the indigenous Moriori language.

    European arrival

    Eventually in 1791, UKball discovered him on his drunken quest to plant his flag on every single rock in the middle of the ocean an expedition and he was renamed to Chatham Islandsball after the ship that the British arrived on, the HMS Chatham. Soon after the discovery by the Europeans, many sealers and whalers came to the islands and used it as their base of operations, causing many of the indigenous Moriori to die of new diseases introduced by them.

    Māori settlement

    In 1835 some Maori from Taranakiball forcefully boarded a European vessel along with several canoes which sailed out to Chatham Islandsball. Initially when they arrived, the Moriori cared for the Maori, however when they found out the new arrivals intended to stay, the Moriori called a meeting where they decided to practise a policy of non aggression and the visitors stay.

    The Maori believed that the meeting was the Moriori planning for war, they preemptively attacked and then proceeded to carry out a genocide on the indigenous Moriori, who kept to their pacifist principles and did not fight back. The remaining survivors were enslaved and forbidden to marry one another, resulting in the near extinction of the Moriori.

    The Maori returned to Taranakiball in 1868 following a tsunami.

    1880s to today

    Chatham Islandsball was left alone and isolated once again, although finally at peace. His economy began to grow with wool exports, however he became poor again in the late 1800s due to a worldwide economic recession and in the early 1900s after the second world war. Today he is better off financially thanks to his cattle and fishing, and the Moriori community has seen a cultural resurgence both in Chatham Islandsball and New Zealandball.

    Relationships

    Friends

    • New Zealandball - My mom who sometimes gives me tourists and supports my fishing business. Thanks mom.
    • My siblings
      • Cook Islandsball - My brother who's a chef. He cooks for me sometimes and I supply him with fish and lamb.
      • Niueball - You're so nice to me and everyone loves your coins! I hope one day I can be as irrelevant as you.
      • Tokelauball - Don't worry, we can be lonely and irrelevant together fellow territoryball! Or are you a countryball??? Who really knows.
      • Ross Dependencyball - hehe penguin
    • Nepalrawr - We can both into 45-minute offset time zones!
    • Kiribatiball, Tongaball, and Samoaball - My fellow pacific island friends who can into over +12 time zones!

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