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2015 - is the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Waitangi Treaty. Every year on 6 February, New Zealand marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. In that year, representatives of the British Crown and over 500 Māori chiefs signed what is often considered to be New Zealand’s founding document. Recognition of the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi as the nation's founding document will continue to encourage leaders, communities and individuals to mark the day in new ways.

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Signing the Treaty of Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840; this somewhat romanticised reconstruction of the event was painted by Marcus King nearly 100 years later. Māori leader Tāmati Wāka Nene is shown signing the treaty in front of British officials and witnesses...

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Waitangi Day {An activity booklet about the Treaty for Kiwi kids}

Did you know that there are actually 9 copies of the Treaty of Waitangi? They travelled the country after the initial signing in Waitangi on the 6th February 1840 collecting more than 500 signatures! This 48 page mini booklet pack is designed to support your classroom discussions about the Treaty of Waitangi. It was created to address the lack of easy to use resources for primary aged Kiwi kids – you can mix and match from the large selection of pages to best meet the needs of your class.

History: Waitangi Day, held on Feb (my birthday!), is a national holiday celebrating the Treaty of Waitangi between the Maori and British in It’s a peaceful day and people usually relax outside and barbeque. Treaty Of Waitangi, Waitangi Day, Nz History, Country Report, Long White Cloud, Maori People, Bay Of Islands, Days In February, Kiwiana

The Treaty of Waitangi is not a single large sheet of paper but a group of nine documents: seven on paper and two on parchment. Together they represent an agreement drawn up between representatives of British Crown and representatives of Māori iwi and hapū on the other. Te Tiriti o Waitangi is named after the place in the Bay of Islands where it was first signed on 6 February 1840, but it was also signed in a number of other locations around the country in the following months.

The Treaty House is New Zealand's most-visited historic building. It is administered by the Waitangi National Trust Board. The house began life in 1833 as British Resident James Busby's house. In 1932 Governor-General Lord Bledisloe gifted it to the nation. The house and grounds have been the focus of Waitangi Day events since 1934. Busby House, Treaty Of Waitangi, Waitangi Day, National Trust, Most Visited, New Zealand, Lord, British, Events

The Treaty House is New Zealand's most-visited historic building. It is administered by the Waitangi National Trust Board. The house began life in 1833 as British Resident James Busby's house. In 1932 Governor-General Lord Bledisloe gifted it to the nation. The house and grounds have been the focus of Waitangi Day events since 1934.

Ngatokimatawhaorua Carved out of a Kauri tree, the waka when not in use is displayed by the Tree stump of this mighty kauri it was carved from Treaty Of Waitangi, Kauri Tree, Waitangi Day, Tree Stump, Canoe, New Zealand, Waves, World, Celebrations

The Ngatokimatawhaorua, one of the world’s largest Māori ceremonial waka (war canoe), sits on the grounds at Waitangi. The 70-year-old waka was refurbished and relaunched for the 2010 celebrations. The enormous wooden vessel, with room for 80 paddlers and 55 passengers, is an impressive sight on the water.

The Haka at Waitangi. In 1940 New Zealand marked the centennial of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. The government made a great show of national pride and unity at Waitangi. Newspapers talked of Waitangi as the 'cradle of the nation' and the Treaty as the 'foundation of nationhood'. Treaty Of Waitangi, Waitangi Day, Unity, New Zealand, Pride, Foundation, Maori, Foundation Series

The Haka at Waitangi. In 1940 New Zealand marked the centennial of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. The government made a great show of national pride and unity at Waitangi. Newspapers talked of Waitangi as the 'cradle of the nation' and the Treaty as the 'foundation of nationhood'.

In 1932 Governor-General Lord Bledisloe gifted the Treaty House and grounds at Waitangi to the nation. He hoped that the site would become a national memorial, symbolising that the Treaty of Waitangi had initiated a unique relationship between the indigenous and the colonising peoples Treaty Of Waitangi, Waitangi Day, Statue Of Liberty, How To Become, Relationship, Unique, House, Maori, Statue Of Liberty Facts

In 1932 Governor-General Lord Bledisloe gifted the Treaty House and grounds at Waitangi to the nation. He hoped that the site would become a national memorial, symbolising that the Treaty of Waitangi had initiated a unique relationship between the indigenous and the colonising peoples