- increase understanding of the Treaty by providing basic information about why it was written and what it says
- address common misunderstandings
- the motivations of the British Crown and the hapū for having a Treaty
- details of events leading up and on 6 February 1840
- the difference between Treaty articles and principles
applying Te Tiriti in your own life today
Use the table to find the course content that will meet your requirements.
|COURSE CONTENT||3 hours * (not free option)||6 hours||12 hours|
|Why people see things differently — the wave||
|Meaning of key terms|
CONTEXT - WHY A TREATY WAS WANTED
Early Māori-European engagement
|British engagement (Busby)|
|Motives of the different parties|
|Declaration of Independence|
|Lord Normanby’s instructions to Captain Hobson|
|events around the signing|
WHAT THE TREATY SAYS
|Significance of each article in 1840|
|Rights and responsibilities|
WHAT WENT WRONG
|Expectation of one nation|
|The situation today|
WHERE WE ARE TODAY
|Foreshore and seabed|
|Frequently asked questions|
|Models for applying the Treaty|
|What can I do personally|
The above are guidelines rather than fixed rules; we are prepared to negotiate in particular situations.
Note: The Auckland WEA does not receive any regular income or grants to provide courses, but we do believe that education is essential to promoting understanding; so we have tried to create a system which maximises access and distributes cost as fairly as possible. If you have questions or would like further clarification, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
* This is a paid option.