Thursday, 3 August 2017

The Treaty of Waitangi Explainer

The Treaty of Waitangi

We are learning to: Identify and interpret key facts and information about the Treaty of Waitangi

Learn about the Treaty of Waitangi so that you can make an explainer video!

 What is a treaty?
A treaty is an agreement between different groups of people. The  treaty of Waitangi is a treaty  that was signed in Waitangi, New Zealand.

2. New Zealand needed a treaty for different reasons. The traders and whalers were breaking the law but maori chiefs were not in control of them. They needed a law that they would follow. The British wanted the treaty so that they could control the land.

3. When was the treaty signed?
The Treaty was signed  on the 6 February 1840. It was signed by Hone Heke and Maori chiefs and members of the British government.

Was the Treaty fair?  The treaty wasn't fear cause their was a  Maori language and a british language version.                  

Is the treaty still important today.      
It is because the person that signed the treaty was called Hone heke he was the leader of Nga Puhi.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Riza,

    You have answered these questions in your own words - fantastic! Why else do you think that the Treaty of Waitangi is still important today?