The Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840; this somewhat romanticised reconstruction of the event was painted by Marcus King nearly 100 years later. Māori leader Tāmati Wāka Nene is shown signing the treaty in front of British officials and witnesses. Other Māori signatories are assembled on the left.
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