Te Tiriti O Waitangi – The concept and words



This paper explores the Maori and English version of the Treaty and how the concept and words were understood within the context of the time. Reference is drawn to biblical passages and prayer and the interpretation put to Maori by Anglican missionaries. Discussion is raised on the appropriateness or not of celebrating the Treaty. The article also begs the question – Is the Treaty a Christian document and in what way do Christians have an obligation to engage with Treaty issues?

Table of contents

Te Tiriti O Waitangi, The Treaty of Waitangi, And do what?, Some other questions suggest themselves, Appendix One – Missionary Maori, Appendix two – some bible study.



Primary author: Williams, David

Author biography: Pākehā

Publisher: Unknown

Publication format: Discussion document/proposal, Essay

Publication date:

Publication place: Unknown

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: APOR-2 (Folder 1985) and T 04 – Te Tiriti o Waitangi: Explanation of the Treaty

Misc. notes: This paper is aimed at a Church audience.

Content type: Explanation of Treaty, History, Responses, Treaty itself

Collection: Mitzi Nairn

Sector: Church

Formal group: Churches, Tauiwi Treaty

Culture related topics: Bi-cultural

General related topics: Colonisation, Equity/justice/fairness, Ethics, Tino rangatiratanga

Historical period: 20th

Related people: Williams, David