What's New February 2016

See Te Tiriti o Waitangi this Waitangi Day

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 7:15am

This Waitangi Day come in and view Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the day we commemorate its first signing in the Bay of Islands in 1840. See the original Treaty of Waitangi on display at Archives New Zealand and experience the presence of our nation’s founding document first-hand.

Staff will be providing tours of the Constitution Room and the Waitangi-themed display to help you learn more about its history. All nine sheets of the Treaty will be on display. They carry the signatures or marks of rangatira - Māori leaders -  from all around Aotearoa/New Zealand, collected by British officials, missionaries and traders during 1840.

The Treaty of Waitangi documents are recognised internationally by UNESCO as having universal significance to the Memory of the World. You can view the Treaty between 10am and 4pm on Waitangi Day the 6th February at 10 Mulgrave Street, Wellington – just a short distance from the Railway Station. Entry is free so visit Archives New Zealand and reflect on what the Treaty means for all New Zealanders.