Story: Northland places

Waitangi protest

Waitangi protest

Annual commemorations of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi have been occasions for protest since the 1970s. Some New Zealanders have expressed concern and anger that the treaty has not been equally observed by both partners. In 1984 a hikoi (procession) to Waitangi included representatives of tribes, church groups and some Pākehā, who called for an end to celebrations until the treaty had been honoured.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Photograph by Gil Hanly, 1984

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland places - Paihia and Waitangi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7798/waitangi-protest (accessed 25 May 2019)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 4 May 2015