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Te Tiriti o Waitangi – The Treaty of Waitangi

Term 1 only, Feb 7 - April 13, available Mon - Wed, 2018

Te Tiriti o 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.

Years 9-13, maximum 30 students
$5 per student for a one hour session
Term 1 only, Feb 7 - April 13, available Mon - Wed, 2018
Auckland Museum Hotonui, He Taonga Māori (Māori Court)
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), Treaty of Waitangi exhibit, Tā moko exhibition, Scars on the Heart gallery

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Who were these two peoples and what was the world like for them? 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
  • compare and contrast the uniqueness of these two cultures through our handling collection
  • explore the future of our founding document

These programmes are funded by the Ministry of Education.