Early European contact

Pre-Treaty Views

This is an activity for individuals or groups to explore these questions:

  • How did the different parties get on?
  • What worked and didn’t work in the early relationships between Māori and the different tangata tiriti interest groups prior to the Treaty?


The main objective is to identify features for each box on the worksheet. Some suggested ideas (the number in the right hand columns indicates how many different boxes it might fit):

  • The pre-Treaty diagram shows the parties to the relationship.
  • How and when did they become connected?