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Treaty of Waitangi at Archives New Zealand (1st of 1)

Treaty of Waitangi at Archives New Zealand

The 1840 Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand's founding document, is under the statutory guardianship and care of Archives New Zealand in Wellington. Different sheets were taken around the country for signing by Māori chiefs, and nine of these survive. In 2017, these documents – eight in Māori and one in English (the Waikato sheet) – were moved to the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington and put on public display as part of the He Tohu exhibition. These people are viewing the treaty at Archives New Zealand on Waitangi Day, 6 February, in 2013. Around 400 people visited that day.

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Stuart Strachan, 'Archives - Government archives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2024)

Story by Stuart Strachan, published 22 Oct 2014