When looking at the various differences between the Aboriginals of Australia and the Maori people of New Zealand, there are many similarities and differences. The first difference is the way the people of each countries react to the native populations. The Maori people are held in a higher respect and are even feared in the New Zealand culture. When the original settlers who came to New Zealand were not easygoing able to conquer the Maori people. This is turn led to the Europeans earning respect for the Maori and not walking all over them like the sure and did for the Aboriginals. The Maori are seen as a more primitive culture that adopted the rainforest nature of the land. They use tribal tattoos to signify points in their life, which also intimidated visitors. Their weapons were a lot more barbaric than the aboriginals that consisted of the teeth of local hunters.