5 Feb 2015

Children's book 'Waitangi Day', author Philippa Werry

From Nine To Noon, 11:32 am on 5 February 2015

Philippa Werry is a Wellington author. Her latest children's book is called Waitangi Day. It is aimed at younger readers but can also be a resource for families and for schools. It examines the rich history behind Waitangi Day and reviews the historic events behind the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 and charts the celebrations, tensions and protests witnessed in the years that followed, concluding with a summary of the Waitangi Day events held around the country each 6th of February.