How many copies of the Treaty of Waitangi were signed?

How many copies of the Treaty of Waitangi were signed?

nine signed copies
In total there are nine signed copies of the Treaty of Waitangi, including the sheet signed on 6 February 1840 at Waitangi. The text of the treaty includes a preamble and three articles. It is bilingual, with the Māori text translated in the context of the time from the English.

How many articles are in the Treaty of Waitangi?

three articles
The Treaty is a broad statement of principles on which the British and Māori made a political compact to found a nation state and build a government in New Zealand. The document has three articles.

Who printed the Treaty of Waitangi?

Some took printed copies of the Māori text, made by William Colenso at the Church Missionary Society Printery in the Bay of Islands on 17 February. Major Thomas Bunbury set off in the HMS Herald with one copy, to gain signatures in a variety of places, including the South Island.

Is the Treaty of Waitangi still valid today?

The Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840 and was an agreement between the British Crown and a large number of Māori chiefs. Today the Treaty is widely accepted to be a constitutional document that establishes and guides the relationship between the Crown in New Zealand (embodied by our government) and Māori.

What is the 4th article of the Treaty of Waitangi?

It is this promise that in recent decades has been called by some the fourth article of the treaty; a commitment to religious freedom made at the birth of the new nation.

Where is the original copy of the Treaty of Waitangi held?

The document is now held at Archives New Zealand in Wellington. In any case, the version signed at Waitangi and copied to London in 1840 is the official treaty, and legally there is only one treaty.

Is New Zealand stolen land?

The New Zealand land confiscations took place during the 1860s to punish the Kingitanga movement for attempting to set up an alternative, Māori, form of government that forbade the selling of land to European settlers. Much of the land that was never occupied by settlers was later sold by the Crown.

What are the 3 P of the Treaty of Waitangi?

the principles of partnership, participation and protection
The “3 Ps” comprise the well-established Crown Treaty framework – the principles of partnership, participation and protection. They came out of the Royal Commission on Social Policy in 1986.

How many copies of the New Zealand treaty are there?

There are nine copies of the Treaty at Archives New Zealand, including the Treaty in Māori signed on 6 February 1840. All but one of these copies is written in longhand, and only one is in English. The structure of each follows a similar pattern, but the wording differs.

Are there certified true copies of UN treaties?

Note: The Certified True Copies of multilateral treaties deposited with the UN Secretary-General listed below contain the authentic texts of such treaties in PDF and reflect the originally published issue in paper format.

Where can I find the text of a UN treaty?

For a complete information about amendments and modifications, the interested parties are advised to consult the “Text” Section for each treaty in the “Status of treaties” database at

How many chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi?

In this separate letter or information section beyond his Royal style English treaty version to Gipps, Freeman wrote: Here follow the signatures of 52 Chiefs, given at Waitangi on the sixth of February 1840: and the signatures of 78 chiefs given at Hokianga on the 12th of that month.