Story: Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi

Later Māori MPs

Later Māori MPs

A new generation of able bilingual Māori members of Parliament such as (clockwise from top left) James Carroll, Apirana Ngata, Māui Pōmare and Peter Buck (Te Rangi Hīroa) held considerable social and political prominence in the early 20th century. Some non-Māori argued that this showed that te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) was no longer relevant.

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How to cite this page:

Claudia Orange, 'Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi - Implementing te tiriti – 1900 to 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

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