max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
Ed Sheeran

Significant story in Tauranga tiriti signing
©Debbie McCauley

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

The event surrounding the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga are the subject of a new bilingual book for young people.

Librarian Debbie McCauley, who has also written books about Gate Pa and the sinking of the Rena, says it’s important children have stories to read about the places they live.

She says the Tauranga signing had some memorable aspects, including the refusal of Ngai Te Rangi’s Hori Tupaea to sign and his assertion he would form his own government for the area.

Two years later four of the signatories were killed in an attack on Ongare Pa in Katikati by a chief from Ngati Tamatera in Thames who boasted that because he had not signed the treaty, British justice did not apply to him.

"From there Tauranga Maori looked to the British for justice as promised in the Treaty of Waitangi but that didn’t come and because of the protest here a year later the government brought in a ruling the treaty would apply to everyone, even those chiefs who hadn’t signed, so that is really significant in the story of the treaty," Ms McCauley says.

Illustrations for Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Tauranga Moana are by Whare Joseph Thompson.

 

Copyright © 2018, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

Korihi Dates

flu cmdhb apr 2020

TRM Classes
NLC - One More Try - (feat Stanley T) [Official Video]
National MP Louise Upston right to blast Minister Sepuloni for welfare bigotry
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: National Party Welfare spokesperson Louise Upston attacked Welfare Minister Carmel Sepuloni on Newshub over the weekend for the two-tier welfare system Labour have adopted as a response to the pandemic.
Latest Poll
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Last nights latest TVNZ poll is starting to feel like the last nail in National's coffin.
Why Shane Jones is NZ First's only chance to return to Parliament
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Many political writers and commentators have destroyed their careers on the rocks of writing NZ First off.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am