Friday, 4 August 2017

The Treaty Of Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi

What is a treaty?
A treaty is an agreement between different groups of people. The  treaty of Waitangi is a treaty  that was signed in Waitangi, New Zealand.

New Zealand needed a treaty for different reasons. The traders and whalers were breaking the law but maori chiefs were not in control of them. They needed a law that they would follow. The British wanted the treaty so that they could control the land.

When was the treaty signed?
The Treaty was signed  on the 6 February 1840. It was signed by Hone Heke and Maori chiefs and members of the British government.

 Was the Treaty fair?  Why/why not? The treaty wasn't fear cause their was a  Maori language and a british language.                  

Is the Treaty still important today? why/ why not?It is because the person that signed the treaty was called Hone heke he was the leader of Ngapuhi.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Pelenise,

    It is great to see you sharing your learning about the Treaty of Waitangi. Can you think of any other reason why the treaty is still important today?