Story: Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi

Paora Tūhaere, 1878

Paora Tūhaere, 1878

Ngāti Whātua rangatira Paora Tūhaere, seen here in 1878, was an ally of the government from the early 1840s. He later grew concerned about whether Māori would be able to retain control over their own affairs. From 1879 he held a series of hui at his home at Ōrākei, Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), to discuss whether te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) had been upheld. Tūhaere became a leading member of the Kotahitanga movement, which aimed to create a Māori parliament to give Māori greater authority.

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Claudia Orange, 'Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi - Māori responses to te tiriti – 1880 to 1900', 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