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Year 9 - 13

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

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.

Year levels 9-13, maximum 30 students
$5 per student for a one-hour session
Term 1, Mon-Fri, 2017
Auckland Museum He Taonga Māori (Māori Court) – Hotunui
Curriculum Links
Social sciences: Levels 4-8
Technology: Levels 4-8
The arts: Levels 4-8
Te reo Māori: Levels 4-8

Enquire now

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