Since the 1970s Waitangi Day celebrations have often been attended by protesters who want to draw attention to breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi by the Crown. This photograph from 6 February 1990 shows protesters at Te Tii marae, Waitangi, wading into the water with their banner so the official party approaching by launch can read it more clearly.
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Reference: Claudia Orange, An illustrated history of the Treaty of Waitangi. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books, 2004, p. 202
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