The Declaration of Independence – He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tirene – was signed at Waitangi in 1835 by the United Tribes, a group of northern chiefs, asserting their sovereignty over New Zealand. This document, along with the Treaty of Waitangi, biblical translations and land deeds, is one of the earliest examples of written Māori.
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