1. What is something really interesting that you found about the Treaty of Waitangi during our studies.
2. Explain your opinions on the importance of the Treaty of Waitangi for New Zealanders today.
The first treaty was made out of parchment skin from goats or sheep.
My opinion is that the Treaty was no use because it just made wars of what the treaty said. But if we took it away then the land would be a "Do what you like" world. So over all it could go either way but I think we don't need a treaty.
The most interesting information that i found was that an estimated 240 Moari and 360 English signed the Treaty in 1840.
The most that was interesting was that Hone Heke and Tamati Waka Nene were the first to sign the Treaty then convinced other chiefs to sign the treaty.
My opinion on the importance of the Treaty in NZ today is, if we get rid of the Treaty people will not obey the rules and will do naughty things. But the Treaty did start wars but then we have proof who's land is who's and people will not take land that wasn't theirs. So I think we should keep the Treaty of Waitangi.
That Hone Heke repeatedly cut down the flag pole in Russell.
I think that the Treaty is no use to us today because it is not solving any problems and it didn't in the 19th century either
The most interesting thing I learnt was that Henry Williams and his son translated the Treaty.
I think the Treaty should stay because if it went it might cause arguments and protests but I think it would be ok if it had to go because it caused arguments anyway.
The most interesting thing I discovered was Maori were killing each other before the Treaty.
In my opinion I think the Treaty was a waste of time because no matter what people were dieing anyway and today it causes debates about what it say's. But if it was taken away there would be land wars and protests which would cause deaths. I think we should have a Treaty.
The most interesting thing I discovered that was Hone Heke liked to chop down flag poles.
I think it is still important today, it is a promise in history but it is still causing problems. It is important to NZ because it's history and it states the rules of the land,but there is still debate about what the Treaty said because the translation that Henry Williams did was not the exact same meaning.
There were 9 copies of the Treaty but only 2 of the 9 were in English.
In my opinion I think we should still have the Treaty because if we were to get rid of it it might cause protests over whether we should get rid of it or not and even today I think we still need to turn to the Treaty now and again to get things right and look at what promises were made.
That there were about 100'000 Maori and 200 English in New Zealand when the Treaty was getting signed.
In my opinion we should keep the Treaty because otherwise people wouldn't obey the rules with wars in New Zealand.
We should not have a treaty because they will just keep on fighting the Maori and the British were a bit naughty because they where fighting about the land belonged to the Maori.
The most interesting thing that I discovered was that Hone Heke was the first to sign the Treaty but was the first to go agenist it.
I'm not sure if we should keep the Treaty or not. Because when the Treaty of Waitangi was signed instead of stopping wars it made wars. So I'm not sure because it could make wars or make wars stop.
The most interesting thing I have discovered is that there was 1 Treaty out of the 9 that had been written in English and the other 8 were in Maori.
I think we should have a Treaty even though there is arguments about what is on it but if we didn't have a Treaty there would be protesters and wars to get the land again, so I think we should have a treaty.
The most interesting thing I learnt was that William Hobson wrote it
The Moari and the British made promises and they should still liner today
The most interesting thing I discovered is that there is 9 copies of the Treaty and 2 are written on goat and sheep skin.
In my opinion I think that we should keep the Treaty to show respect for the Maori land and we should try to work out our argument's about the foreshore and the moving of Hone Heke's bones.
The most interesting thing I discovered is that the Treaty is made of parchment which is sheep or goat skin.
I don't really know because if we keep the Treaty then the fights about what the Treaty actually said will go on but if we get rid of the Treaty then the land wars will start again. But if we could put all the Treaty behind us and draw a fairer one but then we would be having this argument 200 years from now.
The most interesting thing I discovered is that the Treaty is made out of Parchment which is sheep and goat skin.
I don't really know what to think of the Treaty because if we keep the Treaty there will be wars or fights over what the Treaty really says and people will say:
"I can have this piece of land because no one knows what the Treaty of Waitangi says you can't do anything about it because you can't prove it."
And if we get rid of the Treaty of Waitangi then we will have wars because there is no treaty anymore and people will still say:
"We can own this land because the Treaty doesn't exist anymore so we can take everything we want."
These are the problems so I'm not sure which one to choose because which ever one we choose there will be wars anyway or disscutions over what land belongs whom.
That Hone Heke chopped down flag poles.
I think we should honour our Treaty as a New Zealand symbol because it is a very important document of NZ history.
The Treaty's made out of parchment or paper.
There are 9 copies of the Treaty only 2 are in English.
I think we should keep the Treaty because it is part of our NZ history.
Hone Heke died 1850 at age 50 from tuberculosis.
There are pros and cons in the Treaty, like a pro is that the Maori people arn't extinct [ they could be extinct because if we don't have a Treaty the British would have fought the Maori for the land].
Cons are that there are arguments today over the land because Henry Williams translated the Treaty differently between the Maori and the British versions.