What's New April 2017

Taonga moved to the National Library for new exhibition

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 1:03pm

He Tohu move, image one

He Tohu move, image two

Three of New Zealand’s most precious constitutional documents were moved to a new location in a unique ceremonial procession in Wellington in the early hours of 22 April.

The 1835 He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni – Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand, 1840 Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Treaty of Waitangi and 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition – Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine were moved from Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga to the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa in preparation for the opening of He Tohu, the new permanent national exhibition of these iconic documents.