In this segment from a docudrama about the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, missionary Henry Williams is profiled. Williams played an important role in the Māori text of the treaty and in the Declaration of Independence. Because the word 'rangatiratanga' was used to mean 'independence' in the Declaration of Independence in 1835, when 'rangatiratanga' was used in the Treaty of Waitangi, it was interpreted by 19th-century unity movements as referring to independence as well.
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