Kōrero: Treaty of Waitangi

Petition to the prime minister, 1908

Petition to the prime minister, 1908

Teni Taingakawa reads a petition to Prime Minister Joseph Ward at a hui at Waharoa (near Matamata) in 1908. Māori from many tribes were present and most were ‘firmly convinced that the Waitangi Treaty of 1840 has been violated’. (Evening Post, 19 March 1908, p. 4.) The petition called for the restoration of lands unjustly confiscated in the 1860s. In reply, Ward ‘dispelled any illusions that the Maoris may have held with regard to the provisions of the Treaty of Waitangi and pointed out the futility of their putting all their faith in it.’ (Auckland Weekly News, 26 March 1908, p. 6.)

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19080326-6-3

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Claudia Orange, 'Treaty of Waitangi - Māori responses to the treaty – 1880 to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/36367/petition-to-the-prime-minister-1908 (accessed 24 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Claudia Orange, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012