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Bay of Islands, Victoria [sic] where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed by the native chiefs, 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089A/1

Scope and Contents

242 x 184 mm. A view looking across a field with farm buildings at the right of the picture and the Bay, studded with islands beyond. The Treaty of Waitangi was signed by Captain William Hobson (on the British Government's behalf) and a gathering of Maori chiefs, on February 6, 1840, establishing Crown Sovereignty (with 'extreme reluctance') over the already widely settled islands of New Zealand.


  • Creation: 1870


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, some fading in from edges.

Related Materials

For a brief note on the geography and history of the Bay see Y308A/127.



Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..

Finding aid date

2003-12-18 15:04:33+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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