Kōrero: Northland region

Signing the Treaty of Waitangi

Signing the Treaty of Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi between Māori and the British Crown was first signed at Waitangi, in the Bay of Islands, on 6 February 1840. The landmark event is the reason that Northland is often referred to as the nation’s birthplace. This reconstruction of the treaty’s signing was painted around the time of its 1940 centennial.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-114-038
Watercolour by unidentified artist

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/7506/signing-the-treaty-of-waitangi (accessed 18 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015