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Te Tiriti o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi

Term 1 only, Mon-Fri 2017

The Treaty of Waitangi united two cultures and birthed a nation. Who were those people and what event brought them together?

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.

Students
Year levels 9-13, maximum 30 students
Cost
$5 per student for a one-hour programme
Availability
Term 1, Mon-Fri 2017
Venue
Auckland Museum Learning Centre, Auckland Museum Hotunui
Curriculum Links
Social Sciences: levels 4 - 8

Technology: levels 4 - 8
Te Reo Maori: levels 4 - 8
The Arts: levels 4 - 8

Related galleries and exhibitions
Te Ao Tūroa (Māori Natural History), He Taonga Māori (Māori Court), Treaty of Waitangi exhibit, Tangata Whenua - The power of portraiture

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The Treaty of Waitangi united two cultures and birthed a nation.

Who were those people and what were they hoping to achieve? What events led to the signing of our founding document? What were the after-effects of the Treaty signing? Is the Treaty still a viable document in today's society?

Your students will:

  • explore the lead-up to the Treaty signing and its post-signing effects
  • take a short tour of the Treaty of Waitangi exhibit
  • compare and contrast the uniqueness of these two cultures through our handling collection
  • explore the future of our founding document