Te Tiriti o Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document, was meant to be a partnership between Māori and the British Crown.
Part of story: Treaty of Waitangi
While from the 1980s academic historians re-examined the broad significance of the Treaty of Waitangi, public historians began researching the minute details of how it had been ignored or breached in the past.
Part of story: Public history
Treaty of Waitangi
In the 1960s Pākehā New Zealanders subscribed to a belief in racial harmony, while
Part of story: Anti-racism and Treaty of Waitangi activism
Governments breached Te Tiriti o Waitangi almost from the time it was signed in 1840. In the late 20th century many of these breaches were finally acknowledged.
In the late 20th century judges, the government and the Waitangi Tribunal began to hammer out the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Ngāi Tahu report
Māori- and English-language versions The meaning of the treaty in Māori differed from the meaning in English.