Taonga moved to the National Library for new exhibition

April 26, 2017

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.