Treaty of Waitangi learning resources

Watch interviews, download activity books and learn more about the Treaty of Waitangi and what it means to all New Zealanders.

He Tohu

He Tohu is a permanent exhibition at the National Library of three constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand:

  • 1840 Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Treaty of Waitangi

  • 1835 He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni – Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand

  • 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition – Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine.

There are also many resources on the He Tohu website.

Hear discussions about the history of the Treaty of Waitangi and visions for the future.

The Waitangi Education Team has created resources and compiled some useful links from Te Ara, NZ History Online, and the National Library to delve deeper into the story of Waitangi and our nation’s history.

You can visit the grounds in person and find resources on the website.

Te Papa

Learn about the main principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, and why it’s still important today.

Book an Education visit at Te Papa.

Download the activity book about Waitangi Day.