The Story of a Treaty

Author(s): Claudia Orange

History | New Zealand Non-Fiction

In constant use for over twenty years, a new generation will benefit from this long-awaited new edition of New Zealand┬┐s most accessible introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty of Waitangi is a central document in New Zealand history. In this lively account, Claudia Orange tells the story of the Treaty from its signing in 1840 through the debates and struggles of the nineteenth century to the gathering political momentum of the last three decades. The second edition brings the story up to the present. New illustrations enrich the history, giving life to the events as they unfold. This splendid new edition in full colour ensures that this popular book will remain an authoritative introduction to Treaty history for future generations. Claudia Orange┬┐s authoritative TREATY OF WAITANGI (1987) changed the way many New Zealanders saw this significant part of their history. Chapter 1: An Independent New Zealand Chapter 2: Making a Treaty Chapter 3: Ka-wanatanga and Rangatiratanga: Government Authority and Chiefly Authority Chapter 4: The Colonial Government Takes Charge: 1870-1900 Chapter 5: Into the Twentieth Century: 1900-1975 Chapter 6: The Treaty Takes Centre Stage: 1975-1990 Chapter 7: Looking to the Future: 1990-2012 Timeline Index.


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Dame Claudia Orange is currently Collections and Research Group Director at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, after many years as the General Editor of the acclaimed Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.

General Fields

  • : 9781927131442
  • : Bridget Williams Books
  • : Bridget Williams Books
  • : February 2013
  • : 240x185mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 993.02/1
  • : 176
  • : Colour and black & white
  • : Claudia Orange
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd edition