Story: Waitangi Tribunal – Te Rōpū Whakamana

Treaty of Waitangi petition, 1884

Treaty of Waitangi petition, 1884

This is the final section of a petition delivered to Queen Victoria in 1884 by Tāwhiao, the Māori king, and a number of other rangatira. The petition called for a Māori parliament and a commission of inquiry into land confiscations. It was referred back to the New Zealand government, which dismissed it. This petition was one of a number of 19th-century attempts by Māori to redress injustices under the Treaty of Waitangi. They were generally unsuccessful.

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Reference: Pererika H. Peneha, He kupu whakaatu. London: Gilbert and Rivington, 1884 (BIM 1101-14)

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How to cite this page:

Mark Derby, 'Waitangi Tribunal – Te Rōpū Whakamana - Forming the Waitangi Tribunal, 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/32483/treaty-of-waitangi-petition-1884 (accessed 19 July 2019)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012