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The Treaty of Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd New edition)

By Orange, Claudia

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Claudia Orange's remarkable history was first published in 1987. Winning the Goodman Fielder Wattie Award, it went on to sell over 40,000 copies. Much that the book said was new to Pakeha - and even more surprising was the force with which Maoridom welcomed (and drove forward) th...e government's initiatives - particularly the newly formed Waitangi Tribunal. Today the Treaty has come to signify what both joins and divides the people of this country. It had different meanings also to those present at the 1840 signing - the new arrivals and the tangata Whenua then occupying the land. To the British, it was the means by which they gained sovereignty over the country; for Maori, it represented something closer to partnership. That these distinct meanings were conveyed in texts written in different languages only added to the complexities now woven around this crucial agreement. The Treaty of Waitangi is a comprehensive study, looking at the place of the Treaty in New Zealand history from its making in the early nineteenth century through to the renewed engagement of the late twentieth century. In a new introduction, Claudia Orange brings the history up to date - covering the dramatic shifts of political allegiance, the impact of the major settlements on iwi (and on the economy), the place of the Treaty in legislation, and legislation such as the Foreshore and Seabed Act of 2004. Maori and Pakeha are all affected now by the terms of the Treaty - and few can be unaware of its significance, however each of us may view its role.
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ISBN 9781877242489
Published NZ 11 Feb 2011
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd New edition
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ISBN-13 9781877242489
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint Bridget Williams Books
Published 11 Feb 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd New edition
Edition 2nd New edition
Author(s) By Orange, Claudia
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
Australasian & Pacific History
Land Rights
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 300
Dimensions Width: 100mm
Height: 100mm
Spine: 100mm
Dewey Code 993
Weight 800g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade