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Te Tiriti o Waitangi - The Treaty of Waitangi

Painting - The signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.




Te Papa - Te Tiriti o Waitangi

It is celebrated and argued over. It contains contradictions, and yet it offers clarity. It has a rocky past, but it is providing New Zealanders with new ways forward. It is the Treaty of Waitangi – this nation’s founding agreement.

National Library of New Zealand - Topic Explorer - Te Tiriti o Waitangi

This topic covers our founding document, the different versions, main signatories, loss of treaty rights, impact on Māori, protests, timeline settlements, and work by the Waitangi Tribunal.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

New Zealand History Online

Provides extensive links and appropriate easy-to-read sub-sections.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Te Tiriti – the Treaty

This Te Ara section provides a comprehensive look at the Treaty including its history, principles, the Waitangi tribunal, and the settlement process.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Image credit: King, Marcus, 1891-1983. King, Marcus, 1891-1983 :[The signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, February 6th, 1840]. 1938.. Ref: G-821-2. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22308135

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