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Ngapuhi speaks: He Whakaputanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi: Independent Report on Ngapuhi Nui Tonu claim


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This Independent Report reviews the evidence presented to the Waitangi Tribunal in 2010-2011 for the hearing of the initial claim by Ngapuhi Nui Tonu (Wai 1040). The claim focused on the intentions of Ngapuhi Nui Tonu with regard to He Wakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni (Declaration of Independence) (1835) and Te Tiriti o Waitangi (1840).

The catch cry of the hearing was "Ngapuhi never ceded sovereignty" and much evidence was given to show this. This report records and analyses both the Ngapuhi Nui Tonu and Crown evidence in regard to the claim. Because of the information shared by the Ngapuhi Nui Tonu speakers, a whole new light has been shed on a critical era of New Zealand's history.

The report is unique in that this is the first time an independent panel has reviewed evidence presented to the Waitangi Tribunal. It is 400 pages long and includes 8 colour plates.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: The Ngapuhi Independent Report was commissioned by the kuia and kaumatua of Ngapuhi Nui Tonu. Recommendations are made to the Crown, to Ngapuhi, to the people of New Zealand, and to the Queen of England and her successors. The Ngapuhi speakers who gave evidence at the hearing of the WAI 1040 claim into Ngapuhi understandings of He Whakaputanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi presented histories and knowledge that have until now not been recorded in written history. Ngapuhi Speaks wil therefore The Independent Report will therefore contribute significant new interpretations of Treaty history and implications. In particular, Ngapuhi Speaks gives background on Te Whakaminenga o Nga Hapu o Nu Tireni (the Confederation of United Tribes) and He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni (the Declaration of Independence) that has until now been unknown outside Ngapuhi Nui Tonu.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DU Oceania (South Seas)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Development
Depositing User: Ingrid Huygens
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2013 03:03
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 03:09

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