Story: Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi

Kohimarama conference, 1860

Kohimarama conference, 1860

In an attempt to prevent the fighting in Taranaki from spreading to other regions and tribes, Governor Thomas Gore Browne held a conference of rangatira at Kohimarama, Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), in August 1860. More than 100 rangatira attended (a similar number refused to do so). The conference was held at the Melanesian Mission station founded by Bishop Selwyn, shown in this photograph taken around 1860. This beach later became known as Mission Bay. Two waka and a group of whare can be seen in the foreground.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Urquhart Album (PA1-q-250)
Reference: PA1-q-250-17
Photograph by John Nichol Crombie

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Claudia Orange, 'Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi - Dishonouring te tiriti – 1860 to 1880', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

Story by Claudia Orange, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2023 with assistance from Claudia Orange