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The Treaty of Waitangi

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The Treaty of Waitangi – By Ross Calman

The Treaty of Waitangi is the founding document of New Zealand, a subject of endless discussion and controversy, and is at the centre of many of this nation’s major events, including the annual Waitangi Day celebrations and protests. Yet many New Zealanders lack the basic information on the details about the Treaty.

Ross Calman’s book provides a brief, balanced introduction to the treaty’s contents and signing, and how it has played a key role in the shaping of New Zealand/Aotearoa.

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Ross Calman (Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa-ki-te-tonga, Kāi Tahu) is a freelance writer, editor and licensed translator. Ross is the author and/or translator of a number of works on aspects of Māori history and culture. Other titles available through Poi Princess include:

Mokorua: Ngā kōrero mō tōku moko kauae – My story of Moko kauae (with Ariana Tikao & Matt Calman)

He Atua, He Tangata: The World of Māori Mythology (with A. W. Reed)

The Māori Picture Dictionary – Te papakupu whakaahua (with Margaret Sinclair, Josh Morgan & Isobel Te aho-White)

Te Tiriti o Waitangi – The Treaty of Waitangi (with Mark Derby and Toby Morris)

Favourite Māori legends (with A. W. Reed & Roger Hart).

A Record of the Life of the Great Te Rauparaha – He pukapuka tātaku i ngā mahi a Te Rauparaha nui

As well as some childrens books with Donovan Bixley:

Te pamu o Koro Meketanara

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