He Tohu: Signatures that shape New Zealand

An exhibition tour

Tuesday 3 October 2017, 10am - 11:30am


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This exciting new permanent exhibition features 3 of the documents that have shaped our nation:

  • 1835 He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni  – Declaration of Independence of
    the United Tribes of New Zealand
  • 1840 Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Treaty of Waitangi
  • 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition – Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine

He Tohu tells the stories of the documents, explains their significance and encourages debate about how they will influence our future as a people and a nation.  The documents are displayed in state-of-art cases, which allow greater visual access. The climate conditions in the cases ensure the documents’ long-term preservation.

The Friends of Te Papa will have a ‘personal tour’ of this exhibition, after which you will have time to return to any particular section that is particularly of interest.

With the Friends’ Far North tour later in October, this will be a particularly relevant visit.

Find out more about He Tohu: Signatures that shape New Zealand

Feature image: L-R, Eruera Maihi Patuone, Te Rangi Topeora, Kate Sheppard