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Signing the Treaty of Waitangi

Signing the Treaty of Waitangi

The signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 was re-enacted in 1923 in Wellington, for the East and West Missionary Exhibition. This tableau (image with living figures) shows a Māori chief signing the treaty, while a missionary shakes another chief by the hand. Anglican missionaries were prominent during the 1840 treaty ceremony, and Henry Williams persuaded a number of influential chiefs to sign the treaty.

About this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Tesla Studios Collection (PAColl-3046)
Reference: 1/1-017341-F
Photograph by Frank J. Denton

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Allan K. Davidson. 'Anglican Church - Missionary beginnings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 15-Nov-12
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/27660/signing-the-treaty-of-waitangi