The Treaty of Waitangi; Orange, Claudia; 1987; 2014.1.0575


The Treaty of Waitangi


Orange, Claudia

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i "Today the Treaty of Waitangi has come to signify what both joins and divides the people of New Zealand. It had different meanings also for those present at the 1840 signings - over 500 Maorichiefs and representatives of the British Crown. That these distinct meanings were conveyed in two languages only added to the complexities now woven around this crucial agreement. [This book] is a comprehensive study looking at the place of the Treaty in New Zealand history. The story is told of the early negotiations that led to Treaty signings around the country. Preface 1987 -- 1. The British Crown and the Maori people -- 2. Maori sovereignty and its demise -- 3. The Treaty at Waitangi -- 4. Extending the Treaty -- 5. Early years of doubt and debate -- 6. Challenges to sovereignty and the Treaty -- 7. A matter of mana -- 8. A war of sovereignty -- 9. The quest for lost rights -- 10. A struggle for autonomy -- 11. A residue of guilt, 1890-1975 Bibliography p.297

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Allen & Unwin

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Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand -- History -- 19th century


Thomas & Bridget Gallagher Library

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993 ORA

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