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Welcome to our group!!

Hi World!!.. this is group 7 and in our group we have Michelle, Banu and Rebecca.
It is important for everyone to know about the Treaty of Waitangi because we need to learn from our mistakes and we can learn about new things. Also the treaty of Waitangi has examples of Human Right Abuses, how the Maori were abused and it is important to learn how that has been and still needs much more restoration.


Class notes - click on the link to take you to the class notes for Task 1.

=Week 6 homework


Task 1

Examine the effects of early European contact and the responses of Maori.
  1. What was pre European New Zealand like?
  2. How did Māori respond to the early Europeans?
  3. What were the effects of early Europeans on Māori?
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Chapter One
Once upon a time... there was a pre European New Zealand. It was all green and clean, where all the bushes and trees were alive and happy. The seas were full of diving dolphins, smiling sharks, and killer killer whales. The sun rose everyday as Maori conjured up new ideas. Maori were living collectively together. Then came a weird looking group of white people, looking quite tasty as they hadn't had a proper meal in a while. The white people came with ugly, funny looking hats, with accents and languages that Maori couldn't understand. The whites taught the Maori's to read and write, also taught how to grow crops and use new tools, changing the Maori way of life. As for Maori, they found new friends and from this there were many mixed marriages. The Maori were coached by the white people into trading their resources for useful items of the white. The Europeans changed the government system as well. The trees that were once green and happy were then cut down to create farm lands for farmers, and also to grow more crops. The seas grew empty as each day passed by. The diving dolphins are now dead dolphins, smiling sharks are now angry sharks, and the killer killer whales are now killed killer whales.

Task 2

Explore and analyse the reasons why British presented Māori with a Treaty in 1840.
  1. Why did the British present Māori with a Treaty?
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Task 3

Examine the Treaty itself and analyse the issues around the interpretation of the Treaty.
  1. What does the Treaty of Waitangi say?
  2. What is sovereignty?
  3. Why are there issues around the interpretation of the Treaty of Waitangi?
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Taks 4

Give reasons for why some Māori signed the Treaty and some did not.
  1. Who signed the Treaty of Waitangi?
  2. Why did some people choose to sign the Treaty of Waitangi?
  3. Why did some people choose not sign the Treaty of Waitangi?
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Task 5

Explore the British assertions of sovereignty through war and law.
  1. Why did some Maori protest after the signing of the Treaty?
  2. What caused the New Zealand Wars?
  3. What happened during the New Zealand Wars?
  4. How long did the New Zealand Wars last?
  5. What stopped the New Zealand Wars?
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Task 6

Investigate the role of the Waitangi Tribunal in relation to Treaty Grievance issues in the 20th and 21st centuries.
  1. What are the Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi?
  2. What is the role of the Waitangi Tribunal?
  3. Why is the Treaty of Waitangi relevant to us today?
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Task 7

Predict what New Zealand would be like without a Treaty.
  1. Would New Zealand be any different if the Treaty of Waitangi did not exist?
  2. Justify your thoughts by giving reasons for both sides of the argument to Q1.
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