This Waitangi Day, come in and view Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi – the day we commemorate its first signing in the Bay of islands in 1840. See the original Tiriti o Waitangi/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 Te Tiriti will be available for viewing. The sheets carry the marks or signatures of Rangatira – Māori leaders – from all around Aotearoa/New Zealand, collected by British officials, missionaries and traders during 1840.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi sheets are recognised internationally by UNESCO as having universal significance to the Memory of the World. You can view Te Tiriti between 10.00am and 4.00pm on Waitangi Day, 6 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 Te Tiriti means for you, and all New Zealanders.