Story: Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi

Kotahitanga parliament, 1897

Kotahitanga parliament, 1897

This crowd of supporters are gathered at a meeting of the Kotahitanga, a Māori parliament, at Papawai in Wairarapa in 1897. The Kotahitanga resolved that all remaining Māori land should be reserved for Māori. It also pressed for a degree of self-government on the basis of Article Two of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, R. Keedwell Collection (PAColl-1892)
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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 15 July 2024)

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