This Day in History: Treaty of Waitangi Establishes New Zealand as a British Colony (1840)

This Day in History:
Treaty of Waitangi Establishes New Zealand as a British Colony (1840)

Though considered the founding document of New Zealand as a nation, the Treaty of Waitangi has been the subject of much debate since it was signed by representatives of the British crown and Maori chiefs in 1840. It gave Britain control of New Zealand while recognizing the native inhabitants’ land rights. However, the English and Maori texts differed, leading to many controversies over its stipulations. In 1913, one of the treaty documents was restored after having been partially eaten by what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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