Waitangi Day incidents

A DigitalNZ Story by Janice

The Treaty of Waitangi was signed on 6 February 1940, and in 1960 the Waitangi Day Act declared 6 February as a national day of thanksgiving to celebrate the signing of the treaty. This set covers a history of protests held on Waitangi Day.

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Image: Waitangi Day: Protest, 1990
Waitangi Day: Protest, 1990

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

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Protests

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Protestors on top of bus, Waitangi
Protestors on top of bus, Waitangi

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira

Image: Whina Cooper speaking at Waitangi Hui
Whina Cooper speaking at Waitangi Hui

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira