Discover the Treaty of Waitangi
The Treaty of Waitangi is the founding document of modern Aotearoa New Zealand. It was signed in 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and more than 500 Māori chiefs. In this exhibition, you’ll discover how the Treaty has shaped relationships between the peoples of this nation.
A chief’s flag and other treasures
At the far end of this exhibition space, you’ll find taongataonga cultural treasures belonging to four influential Māori chiefs who signed the Treaty: Pūmuka, Mohi Tāwhai, Patuone, and Wāka Nene. These precious objects tell personal stories of hope, conflict, and cooperation – at the Treaty signing itself in 1840, and in the tumultuous decades that followed.
Activity book: Waitangi Day activity book
Waitangi Day activity book
An activity book to help kids understand the significance of Waitangi Day. Learn through maps, flags, word puzzles, drawing, and colouring in. Perfect for primary-aged children.
Talk: DNA Testing and Conserving the Treaty of Waitangi
Talk: DNA Testing and Conserving the Treaty of WaitangiSat 21 Sep 2019, 1.00pm–2.30pm Te Papa's Tory Street labs
Talk: The New Zealand Wars
Talk: The New Zealand WarsSun 6 Oct 2019, 3.00pm–5.00pm Rongomaraeroa (Te Marae), Level 4