Kōrero: Treaty of Waitangi

Kīngitanga flags

Kīngitanga flags

Within 20 years of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi large areas of tribal land had passed from Māori to Pākehā ownership. Some central North Island tribes wished to retain their lands, and combined under a single leader with the title of the Māori king. Waikato chief Te Wherowhero was declared the first Māori king in 1858. These three flags were flown at Kīngitanga (King movement) gatherings. 

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: 1992-0035-1631/4A
Watercolour by W. F. Gordon

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Claudia Orange, 'Treaty of Waitangi - The first decades after the treaty – 1840 to 1860', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/36358/kingitanga-flags (accessed 15 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Claudia Orange, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012