Kōrero: Treaty of Waitangi

Treaty protest posters: ‘The treaty is a fraud’ (1 o 2)

Treaty protest posters: ‘The treaty is a fraud’

This poster from about the late 1970s expresses the frustration and impatience of the Māori land-rights movement in that period. In the first years after its formation in 1975, the Waitangi Tribunal was relatively ineffective at addressing long-standing Māori grievances. Many younger radicals argued that the Treaty of Waitangi was a fraudulent document and that Māori had never surrendered their sovereignty to the Crown.

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Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Reference: 1987/16/17

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Claudia Orange, 'Treaty of Waitangi - Honouring the treaty – 1940 to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/36376/treaty-protest-posters-the-treaty-is-a-fraud (accessed 24 February 2020)

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