Story: Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi

Waitangi Day protest, 1984

Waitangi Day protest, 1984

Raglan kuia and activist Tuaiwa Rickard (Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Toa, Tainui and Taranaki), known in public life as Eva Rickard (in headscarf), Titewhai Harawira (Ngāpuhi) and other prominent Māori lead a protest march on Waitangi Day 1984. They are walking from the marae at Te Tii (in the background) across a narrow bridge to the Treaty Grounds. By this time Waitangi Day protests had grown so large and intense that a heavy presence by police and Māori wardens was required to prevent disruption of the official celebrations.

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Claudia Orange, 'Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi - Honouring te tiriti – 1940 to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36378/waitangi-day-protest-1984 (accessed 22 April 2024)

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