Kia ora. We hope you enjoy Aotearoa’s national day – Waitangi Day (Friday 6 February). All our libraries are closed, but the Digital Library is open and there is plenty of Waitangi-related material to explore.
Rapaki Marae citizenship ceremony. 2014-02-06-Citizenship6Feb2014PR-0111Flickr:
Explore our pages:
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi
- Waitangi Day
- Tī Kōuka Whenua is a guide to the Māori history of Ōtautahi.
- Te Kerēme – a selective index to the Ngāi Tahu claim.
Information for kids:
- The Treaty for kids has information on local Treaty signings and more.
- A page on Waitangi Day has a history of how it is celebrated. Otautahi’s Mayor Lianne Dalziel explains what Waitangi Day means to her.
- There is a handy timeline of Treaty-related events.
Snowden, James Robert, 1904-1982. Creator unknown: Photograph of Apirana Ngata taking the lead in a haka on Waitangi Day at the centennial celebrations at Waitangi, taken by Bert Snowden. Ref: 1/2-029794-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22311984