Recommended websites

New Zealand History Online

Read about the background of the Treaty and the Treaty timeline. Looking for answers to specific questions? If so visit the FAQ section which answers common questions in a succinct easy manner.

Waitangi Tribunal website

This website effectively answers queries based around the Waitangi Tribunal. Visitors to the website can visit three sections of the website to learn about the claims process, inquiries and view reports. There is also a very helpful section on information for schools which covers frequently asked questions regarding the Waitangi Tribunal and claims.

Office of Treaty Settlements

This is a great beginning for researching about the Treaty of Waitangi. On this website you can:

  • Get information about the Treaty of Waitangi claims and settlements
  • Get a view of progress on settlements by seeing their quarterly report
  • See some of New Zealand’s founding documents
  • Find out about the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Find out about Waitangi day

If you are looking for a detailed timeline dating before the signing of the Treaty to the travels of the Treaty, this is a great website.

Christchurch City Libraries

This website covers the same background and facts that many of the others do. However, a point of difference is its insight into the aftermath of the signing, such as what was not honoured and disputes between Māori and the Crown.

Tai Awatea|Knowledge Net

The online part of the permanent exhibition on the Treaty of Waitangi in Te Papa, this site highlights the eyewitness accounts of the Treaty signing, explains the translation and provides a very comprehensive timeline of New Zealand history.

Recently updated, this site provides basic information about the history and taonga of the Treaty Grounds.

Human Rights and the Treaty of Waitangi

This site is part of the Human Rights Commission strategy looking at human rights and Treaty rights in contemporary New Zealand. Unique to this site are personal stories from members of the public on the Treaty of Waitangi and case studies of people wanting to protect or enable their Treaty rights.
Human rights and the Treaty of Waitangi on the Human Rights Commission's website

Te Ara: New Zealand Online Encyclopaedia

The Treaty of Waitangi

This link from Archives New Zealand shows images of the nine Treaty sheets and offers additional information.