Te Tiriti O Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi – Why the Treaty of Waitangi exists



This document gives an explanation to understand why the Treaty of Waitangi exists and what makes it our founding document and the nature of the country it was signed in.

Table of contents

What was our country like in 1840? ; Market economy of Maori from 1820’s; Until the signing of the Treaty New Zealand was an independent country; Maori had many reasons for wanting British involvemet; A formal relationship begins; Why have the Treaty at all? ; The Treaty of Waitangi was signed!



Primary author: Stevens, S T

Author biography: Pākehā

Publisher: S T Stevens

Publication format: Report

Publication date:

Publication place: Unknown

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: ATOW-3

Misc. notes: Business Administrations as prepared by S T Stevens

Content type: Explanation of Treaty

Tikanga Māori: General

Sector: Education – Treaty

Informal group: Māori

Culture related topics: Bi-cultural

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

Resources: Culture