The Story of a Treaty

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Bridget Williams Books, Dec 21, 2015 - History - 176 pages
The Treaty of Waitangi is a central document in New Zealand history. This lively account 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 recent decades.

The second edition of this popular book brings the story up to the present. New illustrations enrich the history, giving life to the events as they unfold. Printed in full colour, The Story of a Treaty will continue as a superb introduction to Treaty history for future generations.
 

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Contents

An independent New Zealand
1
Making a Treaty
17
Kāwanatanga and rangatiratanga
46
The colonial government takes charge
75
Into the twentieth century
92
The Treaty takes centre stage
116
Looking to the future
146
Afterword
190
Treaty of Waitangi timeline
192
Index
196
About the author
231
Original print edition cover
232
Copyright and publisher information
234

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About the author (2015)

Claudia Orange is the Practice Leader Research at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, having previously headed the museum’s History and Pacific Cultures section.

She was General Editor of the multi-volume, award-winning Dictionary of New Zealand Biography from 1990 to 2003. She was also Acting Chief Historian from 1997 to 2000 in the History Group of the Department of Internal Affairs, and then 2002–2003 was Senior Historian in Te Ara, the online Encyclopedia of New Zealand in the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

She has produced several works on the Treaty of Waitangi – from the award-winning Treaty of Waitangi (1987) to An Illustrated History of the Treaty of Waitangi (2004). She has written widely on early New Zealand history and on twentieth century race relations, and was foundation chair of the National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ).

Dr Claudia Orange was appointed the OBE in 1993, received the University of Auckland’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1997, and was awarded the honour of Distinguished Companion of the Order of New Zealand in 2009.

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