Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Waitangi, Bay of Islands

A spot considered sacred by the Maori, and New Zealand's most historic site. This is where the treaty document was signed between the British Crown and the Maori chiefs in 1840. Within the grounds lies the Treaty house, the Meeting House, the War Canoe, the Flagstaff and Hobsons Beach. 
It is a must see if you are in this part of the country. We booked onto a cultural show which was a fascinating insight into Maori life. The show included traditional dancing and singing as well as informative speeches about their ways of life. It ended with the Haka which i think everyone was waiting to see! 
War Canoe 

Hobsons Beach- the landing site of Captain William Hobson who was the British representative that negotiated with the Maori for the signing of the Treaty.

The Flagstaff marking the spot of the signing of the Treaty.

Maori Meeting House

The Maori chief checking were not a threat! 

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