Treaty of Waitangi

  • Registration number: 1
  • Year of registration: 2011 (International Register 1997)
  • Location: Archives New Zealand, Wellington
  • Image: The sheet signed at Waitangi on 6 February 1840.

Further information: The National Library, Wellington, New Zealand

The Treaty of Waitangi is the founding document of the nation of New Zealand. It was signed in the Bay of Islands on 6 February 1840 by Captain William Hobson, several English residents and approximately 45 Maori chiefs. The document signed at Waitangi was then taken to a number of other Northland locations to obtain additional Maori signatures.

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