The Story of a Treaty

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Bridget Williams Books, 2013 - Crown lands - 176 pages
In constant use for over twenty years, a new generation will benefit from this long-awaited new edition of New Zealand┐s most accessible introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty of Waitangi is a central document in New Zealand history. In this lively account, Claudia Orange tells the story of the Treaty from its signing in 1840 through the debates and struggles of the nineteenth century to the gathering political momentum of the last three decades. The second edition brings the story up to the present. New illustrations enrich the history, giving life to the events as they unfold. This splendid new edition in full colour ensures that this popular book will remain an authoritative introduction to Treaty history for future generations. Claudia Orange┐s authoritative TREATY OF WAITANGI (1987) changed the way many New Zealanders saw this significant part of their history. Chapter 1: An Independent New Zealand Chapter 2: Making a Treaty Chapter 3: Ka-wanatanga and Rangatiratanga: Government Authority and Chiefly Authority Chapter 4: The Colonial Government Takes Charge: 1870-1900 Chapter 5: Into the Twentieth Century: 1900-1975 Chapter 6: The Treaty Takes Centre Stage: 1975-1990 Chapter 7: Looking to the Future: 1990-2012 Timeline Index.

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Claudia Orange is a scholar of New Zealand history. Orange earned her M.A. and her Ph.D. from Auckland University. Her thesis was published as The Treaty of Waitangi in 1987, and it received the Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Award in 1988. Orange taught at Auckland University from 1975 to 1983. In 1984, she became assistant editor of the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. In 1987, she was made deputy editor and in 1990, she became the general editor. Orange published two other books on the Waitangi titled, The Story of a Treaty and An Illustrated History of the Treaty of Waitangi. She has also written books on early New Zealand affairs and the Labour government of 1935 to 1949. Orange was chair of the National Oral History Association of New Zealand. She has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her contributions to historical research.

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