Responce to text ( Treaty of Waitiangi)

Treaty of Waitangi 

Highlight the correct answer, or type in what you think is correct.


  1. When did Maori first arrive in Aotearoa, New Zealand?


  1. a) Between 1150 & 1200AD
  2. b) Between 1250 & 1350AD 
  3. c) Between 1250 & 1300AD  
  4. d) Last Year


  1. In the 1790’s Pakeha arrived in NZ to do what? 


  1. a) Hunt Moa        b) Start families
  2. c) Hunt whale & seals       d) Escape prison sentences


  1. What was the name of the British official sent to secure British rule over NZ?


  1. a) William Johnson           b) Abel Tasman
  2. c) William Hobson d) Captain James Cook


  1. There were two things that Maori chiefs Hone Heke Pokai and Tamati Waka Nene thought signing the treaty would help accomplish. What were they?


→If they signed the treaty it would be a good thing because it would stop intertribal warfare.

→They also believed that it would make trade between Maori and Pakeha easier and fairer.


  1. True or False: Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi are the exact same.


  1. a) True b) False


  1. The Waitangi Tribunal was set up in 1975. Describe the job the Waitangi Tribunal have?


→It is a kind of court that investigates whether the government has broken any treaty promises.

colonisation When a country takes control of another country and sends people to live there. That way Britain could make rules about thighs like colonisation and the purchase of land.
treaty It is something that we sign to keep away all the bad arguments and war. A number of copies of the treaty were made and taken around the country.
sovereignty  The authority of a state to give itself or another state. Some people now think that tino rangatiratanga is a better term for the idea of sovereignty  than kawanatanga.


  1. When the treaty was signed William Hobson said out loud “He iwi

tahi tātou.” (“We are one people.”)

What do you think he meant by this?


→I think that when he said we are one people he meant to say they are strong .


  1. The article describes differences between Te Tiriti and the Treaty of Waitangi – Why do you think those differences caused difficulties?


→ I think it causes difficulties because there was a difference between the Maori treaty and the English version of the treaty.


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