Story: Anglican Church
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.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tesla Studios Collection (PAColl-3046)
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.