Activity 2: The Treaty of Waitangi
On 6 February 1840, a very special document was signed by the Māori chiefs and the British settlers in New Zealand. It was called the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) and it outlined how the two groups would live together and work together in New Zealand. It was the first document of its kind to be signed in the entire world. The Treaty was signed in a place called Waitangi in northern New Zealand.
Follow this Waitangi village link to read about the village of Waitangi.
On your blog, tell us three fun things that you can do as a visitor in Waitangi. Which one would you like to do the most?
I would like to witness the treaty because I always wonder what it
looks like in person, I ask myself questions like ‘can you read the
signatures?’ and other questions. So therefore I would like to visit
the treaty house.