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Aotearoa History kete o te wānanga: Tiriti o Waitangi
The Treaty of Waitangi section includes material originally found on www.treatyofwaitangi.govt.nz, a site developed by the Treaty Information Unit in the State Services Commission. Material from that site was combined with other topics on NZHistory to provide a range of features about the Treaty of Waitangi and Waitangi Day.
Waitaha were the first people of Te Waipounamu, journeying here aboard the Uruao waka. They were followed by the migrations of Ngāti Māmoe and finally Ngāi Tahu. By the mid-18th century, through warfare, intermarriage, and political alliances, a common allegiance was formed.
This extract is from "Instructions from the Secretary of State for War and Colonies, Lord Normanby, to Captain Hobson, recently appointed H.M. Consul at New Zealand, concerning his duty as Lieutenant Governor of New Zealand as a part of the Colony of New South Wales, dated 14 August 1839."
The Forum respects the rangatiratanga of each Iwi while recognising both the need for a united voice on various issues and the shared goal of Mana Māori Motuhake. It seeks cooperation and the restoration of Māori control over matters affecting the lives of Māori.
Henry Williams wrote in January 1839 that missionary ‘fears’ were ‘much increased’ by the ‘active measures of the French Roman Catholic Bishop [Pompallier] and Priests supported as they are by the appearance of two French Men of War’.
I visited photographer John Miller’s studio in 2015, on the recommendation of friends and colleagues who reside in New Zealand. I had just met with art writer Jon Bywater in Auckland, who confirmed the idea with great enthusiasm.