Story: He Whakaputanga – Declaration of Independence

Te Wananga newspaper

Te Wananga newspaper was published in Napier in the 1870s.  It was the newspaper of the Repudiation movement, which was organised by Hēnare Matua and supported by Pākehā politicians. Its aim was to repudiate land sales and to this end it studied Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Declaration of Independence. Both documents were republished in English and Māori in Te Wananga in 1876.

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Niupepa: Maori newspapers
Reference: Te Wananga, 20 May, 1876, p. 203

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Basil Keane, 'He Whakaputanga – Declaration of Independence - The aftermath of the declaration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012