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Te Tiriti o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi

Terms 3 and 4, 2018

Explore the history of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document, through storytelling, discussion, role play and digital technology.

Missionary station at Ourou (Orua Bay) on the Manukau Harbour, about 1840. This sheltered bay is thought to be the site of one of the Auckland region Treaty signings.

Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. PD-1963-8-25.

Year levels 1-8, maximum 30 students
Terms 3 and 4, 2018
Onsite and offsite
Curriculum Links
Social Sciences: levels 1 - 6 
Health and Physical Education: levels 1 - 4 
Related galleries and exhibitions
Te Ao Tūroa gallery, Te Tiriti o Waitangi exhibition, Scars on the Heart gallery, Not One Acre More!

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Find out how this precious document came to be and why this sometimes controversial piece of parchment is part of our ongoing journey as a nation.

In this session students will discover Aotearoa as it was in 1840, the intentions of those who drafted and signed Te Tiriti, and what the Treaty means to us as modern New Zealanders.