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Te Tiriti o Waitangi

This article gives a straightforward explanation of what the Treaty of Waitangi is, why it was needed, and what it says.

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  • AudienceStudentsKaiako
  • Curriculum Level3
  • Learning AreaSocial ScienceEnglish
  • Resource LanguageEnglish
  • Resource typeText/Article
  • SeriesSchool Journal

About this resource

Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2017

Reading year level: 5

Category: Non-fiction

Topics: British Empire, change, colonisation, compensation, governorship, Henry Williams, Hōne Heke Pōkai, kāwanatanga, land confiscation, migration, missionaries, New Zealand history, promises, protest, settlements, settlers, Tāmati Wāka Nene, tino rangatiratanga, Titiri o Waitangi, treaties, Treaty of Waitangi, Waitangi Day, Waitangi Tribunal, William Hobson


Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Words by Ross Calman

Although most students will have heard of the Treaty, this may be the first time they have read about it for themselves.

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