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
Publication format: Discussion document/proposal, Essay
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
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