An Illustrated History of the Treaty of Waitangi

An Illustrated History of the Treaty of Waitangi

Out of stock, new edition in preparation.

This book builds on Claudia Orange’s award-winning Treaty of Waitangi, using a wonderful range of photographs, maps and paintings to bring the Treaty’s history to life.

Depictions of key players and moments sit alongside a clear and informative text that helps explain the history of this key document. Two peoples meeting, agreements made and broken, claims and protests: all are a part of the story of the Treaty from before its signing to the present day. Never before have the Treaty’s varied stories been made so accessible the general reader.

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Table of contents

1. An Independent Land – New Zealand to 1840
2. The Treaty of Waitangi – 1840
3. A Matter of Mana – 1840 to 1870
4. Colonial Power and Māori Rights – 1870 to 1900
5. Into the Twentieth Century – 1900 to 1975
6. New Departures – 1975 to 1987
7. The Roller-coaster Years – 1987 to 1990
8. A Decade of Claims – the 1990s
9. Into the Twenty-first Century

Appendix One: Texts of the Treaty of Waitangi
Appendix Two: Treaty Signatories
Appendix Three: Iwi Locations, 2001
Appendix Four: Māori Land, 1860–1939
Appendix Five: Waitangi Tribunal Timeline

Print publication:
Ebook publication: Dec 2015
Pages: 346
RRP: $39.99
ISBN: 9781877242168
ISTC: A022012000021051
DOI: 10.7810/9781877242168


'There is no denying Orange's undoubted historical credentials ... a useful and informative book without peer.' Rawiri Taonui, The New Zealand Journal of History

Read Megan Clayton's review in New Zealand Books.

'... One of the most comprehensive and informative books pertaining to one of the most important historical events in New Zealand's history.' The Daily Post

'Its wealth of detail will expand the knowledge of those who are already au fait with New Zealand's past, and interest, enlighten and inform those who are not.' Wanganui Chronicle

'This is a book that every home should have and every New Zealander should read.' NZ Catholic