Te Tiriti o Waitangi - The Treaty of Waitangi
New Zealand's founding document, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, was prepared over just a few days in Febrary 1840. The Treaty is available to read below:
Te Tiriti o Waitangi translations:
To find out more about the Treaty, including it's history, differences, and preservation, these two databases are great resources:
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Te Tiriti o Waitangi – The Treaty of Waitangi is not a single large sheet of paper but a group of nine documents: seven on paper and two on parchment. Together they represent an agreement drawn up between representatives of the British Crown on the one hand and representatives of Māori iwi and hapū on the other. Named after the place in the Bay of Islands where it was first signed on 6 February 1840, the Treaty was also signed at locations around the country over a seven-month period.