The Story of a Treaty by Claudia Orange


The Story of a Treaty by Claudia Orange

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The Story of a Treaty by Claudia Orange

In recent years the Treaty of Waitangi has been at the forefront of debate about relations between Maori and Pakeha in New Zealand. As many Maori have begun to challenge the European record in fulfilling treaty promises, many Pakeha have begun to look more critically at their ow history. Both are asking questions and searching for answers.

The Story of a Treat takes a fresh look at the treaty’s origins, history and meaning. Beginning with the arrival of Captain James Cook in 1769, author Claudia Orange takes us through the earliest years of European settlement to the signing of the treaty in 1840, through the land wars of the 1860s, and on to the present century. Today Maori struggles for autonomy and a fairer share of the nation’s resources have gained a new momentum.

Highly illustrated and simply expressed, The Story of a Treaty provides a concise background to the treaty for high school students and general readers alike.

Claudia Orange’s Treaty of Waitangi won the Goodman Fielder Wattie Award in 1988.

Paperback, 80pp, 1990, good condition, n, fading in cover, with age spots