The Waitangi Tribunal questions and answers: a resource kit for Pakeha




Table of contents

Questions and answers about the Treaty of Waitangi (What contact did Maori and Pakeha have before 1840? ; What foreign powers were interested in New Zealand? ; What was British policy before 1840? ; What was theDeclaration of Independence? ; Who controlled the country? ; Why was a treay necessary? ; What is the Treaty of Waitangi? ; Who wrote the Treaty? ; There are two texts one in Maori and one in English, are they both thesame? ; Which Treaty si the right one? ; Didn’t Maori sign away their sovereignty to Queen Victoria? ; So what did Maori cede under the Treaty of Waitangi? ; Why are there differences in the two versions? ; How does theTreaty recognise Maori as tangata whenua (people of the land, the indigenous people of Aotearoa)? ; What about lands that were unoccupied by Maori tribes? ; What is the ‘fourth article’ of the Treaty? The Treaty is called a covenant. What does that mean? ; Where was the Treaty signed? ; Was any notice taken of the Treaty by the Crown? ; By war or by law? ; How can a document nearly 150 years old ave relevance for today? ; Maori people haven’t anything before – they’re just jumping on a bandwagon ; Why is there so much trouble about theTreaty now? ; Why can’t we throw it out and start again? ; Why can’t we just get on with living like one people? ; What about separate or parallel development? Isn’t that apartheid? ; What does the Treaty have to do with Pakeha and tauiwi?



Primary author: Project Waitangi

Author biography: Pākehā

Publisher: Project Waitangi

Publication format: Book/report

Publication date: 1989

Publication place: Wellington

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: AMNC-2

Misc. notes: Copy also held in book collection 333.0993 WAI

Content type: History

Collection: Mitzi Nairn

Sector: Community, Education – tertiary, government regional or local

Informal group: Māori

Culture related topics: Racism

General related topics: Equity/justice/fairness

Historical period: 20th