Waitangi from the air
Waitangi, one of New Zealand’s most historic sites is located in the Bay of Islands. ‘Wai’ means waters and ‘tangi’ means noisy or weeping. Waitangi was where (in 1834) Māori chiefs gathered to select a national flag, and in 1835 to sign He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni, the Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand. On 6 February 1840, the site again made history with the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the Treaty of Waitangi. This photograph was taken in 1952.