treaty of waitangi

treaty of waitangi

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  • 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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