Important Documents

The Treaty in English and Māori

Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Treaty of Waitangi, was written in English and translated into Māori. Examine and compare to discover the key differences between these two versions

Petition about lawlessness

Discover the 1831 petition from 13 chiefs to King William IV about lawlessness.

He Whakaputanga – Declaration of Independence

In 1835 Northern chiefs signed a Declaration of Independence, asserting their mana and sovereignty over New Zealand. Explore this document here and discover what led up to this event.