The Treaty of Waitangi (1844), Williams Collection 114, in Variae 4, 'Proclamations', No.7c. English version, Maori version

Alternative Title

The Treaty of Waitangi (1844), Williams Collection 114, in Variae 4, 'Proclamations', No.7c. English version, Maori version

Date Created

1844

Date

1844

Identifier

Hocken Library

Abstract

This is the first separate bilingual printing of the Treaty of Waitangi, and it follows the first printed version of the English text (accompanying the Maori text) that appeared in 1841. The Treaty was first signed on 6 February 1840. There are nine copies of the Treaty extant: the one originally signed at Waitangi and eight other signed copies, including one that is printed. All contain the names of chiefs (together with their signatures, moko or marks) who wished to signify their agreement to the treaty.

Christopher Fulton printed this copy in November 1844. Of the fifty printed, only four are extant, housed at the Auckland Public, Auckland War Memorial Museum, and Alexander Turnbull Libraries, and at the Hocken Library.

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Citation

“The Treaty of Waitangi (1844), Williams Collection 114, in Variae 4, 'Proclamations', No.7c. English version, Maori version,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 22, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6305.