Te Tiriti o Waitangi

1974 Waitangi Day

In 1974, three years after Ngā Tamatoa staged the first big protest at Waitangi, 6 February became a national holiday and the Queen attended her first Waitangi Day ceremony.

1975 Māori Land March / Hīkoi

From 14 September, Whina Cooper's Māori land hīkoi marched from the tail of the 'fish', Te Ika-a-Maui (North Island) at Cape Reinga, to the head (Wellington) to publicise concerns over continuing disposal of Māori land in Crown hands.

1977 Bastion Point occupation

Protesters occupied Bastion Point in Auckland in January 1977 after the government announced a high-value housing development on former Ngāti Whātua reserve land overlooking the Waitematā Harbour.

Treaty of Waitangi

Related links

The Te Papa Treaty Debates from 2005 up to the present

The annnual Waitangi Rua Rau Tau lecture looks forward to the Waitangi bicentenary in 2040.

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