treaty of waitangi for school
On the 29th of January 1840,Lieutenant Grovernor William Hobson arrived on New Zealand.
James Busby helped draft up the Treaty, and on the evening of Tuesday, February 4th, the missionary Henry Williams and his son translated the English text into Maori.
The following morning on Wednesday, February 5th, over 400 Maori attended a meeting in front of Busby’s house at Waitangi
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The meeting ended indecisively and the Maori withdrew to the other side of the Waitangi River to debate through the night.
On the advice of Henry Williams the chiefs decided to sign the Treaty the following day.
Over the next seven months, missionaries and officials carried theTreaty around the country and more than 500 chiefs signed the Treaty ofWaitangi at approximately 50 meeting places.
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