Source documents

The source documents used for the Treaty Times 30 project are:

  • The original English version of the Treaty of Waitangi as published on the NZ History website maintained by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage;
  • The modern English translation* of the Māori version of the Treaty by Professor Hugh Kawharu. It is also available through the NZ History website.

Click here to view the source documents (courtesy of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage).

*Translating from the Māori version directly would have been preferable. However the number of qualified translators able to translate directly from Māori into a language other than English was considered too low to meet the target of 30 languages.