treaty of waitangi

treaty of waitangi

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  • On the 29th of January 1840, Lieutenant Governor William Hobson arrived inNew Zealand. 
  • meeting of chiefs was organised for a week later. Hobson was offered advice bymissionaries and others. 
  • on Wednesday, February 5th, over 400 Maori attended a meeting in front of Busby’s house at Waitangi.
  • vigourous debate followed and many chiefs made it obvious they did not want to share power.
  • On Thursday, February 6th 1840, over 40 signatures or markswere appended to the Maori text of the Treaty and most were from the Bay ofIslands.
  • Over the next seven months, missionaries and officials carried the Treaty around the country 
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