Where: Archives New Zealand
When: Friday 26 June 2015
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Unfortunately, due to repair work, the Constitution Room which holds the Treaty of Waitangi will not be open to the public and the event has been cancelled.
This year is the 175th anniversary of Te Tiriti, a singularly important translation that has sat at the epicentre of both the historical conflict and agreement between the peoples of New Zealand.
For this year’s National Conference, NZSTI has arranged for delegates to take a guided tour of Archives New Zealand, offering a unique opportunity to view the Treaty of Waitangi.
The Treaty of Waitangi is not a single large sheet of paper but a group of nine documents: seven on paper and two on parchment. Together they represent an agreement drawn up between representatives of the British Crown on the one hand and representatives of Māori iwi and hapū on the other. Te Tiriti o Waitangi is named after the place in the Bay of Islands where it was first signed on 6 February 1840, but it was also signed in a number of other locations around the country in the following months. (http://archives.govt.nz/exhibitions/treaty)
For more information on the Treaty of Waitangi, visit: http://archives.govt.nz/exhibitions/treaty
As spaces are limited, we recommend registering as soon as possible to secure your spot. Attendees will be shown around in groups of 20.