Story: Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi

Treaty protest posters: ‘What is there to celebrate?’ (2nd of 2)

This 1980s poster, in the form of a cartoon strip, portrays Māori as disadvantaged in the education system, employment opportunities, the courts, health services and other areas of society. It was one of many publications by the vigorous Māori self-determination movement, which was supported by Pākehā anti-racism activists.

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Claudia Orange, 'Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi - Honouring te tiriti – 1940 to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/36377/treaty-protest-posters-what-is-there-to-celebrate (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Claudia Orange, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2023 with assistance from Claudia Orange