Story: Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi

Māori land march, 1975

Māori land march, 1975

Under drizzly skies, thousands of people crammed into Parliament grounds in Wellington on 13 October 1975, at the end of the historic Māori land march. Ngāpuhi leader Whina Cooper had led the march from Te Hāpua in the far north to protest against the continuing loss of Māori land. This action brought treaty issues to public attention more strongly than at any time since the 19th century.

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How to cite this page:

Claudia Orange, 'Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi - Honouring te tiriti – 1940 to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

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