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The problem is, they are her interpretations of the Treaty of Waitangi only and overlooks many of the vital events in New Zealand between and The Declaration of Independence — A complete failure! British Resident, James Busby had tried to get the chiefs to claim sovereignty over New Zealand by the Declaration of Independence.
It stated the chiefs were to meet annually to form a united government to bring peace and trade between the tribes and settlers, but due to the ever-present intertribal fighting, it was abandoned 12 months later without one meeting taking place.
Treaty of Waitangi — Hardly a Founding Document. Hardly a Founding Document! The Treaty only cleared up the sovereignty Lord Normanby thought the tribes may have had over their everchanging territories that they had not already sold before the Treaty was signed.
No more — No less! British Sovereignty over New Zealand was announced on the 2 October in the London Gazette and has never been challenged by any other country or Nation.
All claims by Maori should be heard in our Courts where the claimants can be cross-examined and not the apartheid Waitangi Tribunal where verbal evidence takes precedence over documented evidence. They have a lot to answer for, but will they do it? For documented evidence of the above: No more — No less.
In New Zealand was made up of hundreds of small tribes constantly at war with each other. Ngapuhi were the first to obtain large quantities of muskets and had gone on the rampage south slaughtering thousands of the unarmed southern tribes.
Tangata Maori were not interested in claiming sovereignty over New Zealand. British Resident, James Busby tried to get the tribes of New Zealand to unite in with the Declaration of Independence to claim sovereignty over New Zealand and to form a united government.
This government was to meet annually to encourage peace and trade amongst the tribes and the new settlers, but tangata Maori were more interested fighting and the feasts that followed, and it was abandoned with only 35 signatures and not one meeting taking place.
Britain gained sovereignty over New Zealand by the Law of Nations seven days before the first marks appeared on the Treaty of Waitangi. British sovereignty over New Zealand was ratified on the 30 January when Lt.
This was recognised internationally when it was published in the London Gazette on the 2 October and has never been challenged by any other Nation. Governor to New Zealand. Most of these sales were investigated by the government after with many being disallowed and returned to the chiefs that had sold the land without compensation to the buyers.
Those allowed were reduced to acres.
Drafting the Treaty of Waitangi Inthe Under Secretary for Colonies, James Stephens a strong supporter of the Clapham Sect, a group of prominent Englishmen that campaigned for the protection of people from colonial exploitation had written a draft document on how these people should be treated.
Lord Normanby, the Secretary of Colonies used this as a draft for a treaty with the tangata Maori, but as he was not quite sure whether tangata Maori had sovereignty over New Zealand or not, he made a couple of contradictory additions about sovereignty and gave it to Captain Hobson before he left England.
Williams had lived in New Zealand since and knew the people and their language well and made changes to the Treaty translation. Check the Tiriti o Waitangi for evidence. Over chiefs, mainly from the North Island agreed to the Tiriti o Waitangi on behalf of their tribes making an estimated 80, tangata Maori British Subjects under one flag and one law — English law.
The Tiriti o Waitangi was never intended to cede sovereignty of New Zealand from the tangata Maori as they had never had a political body capable of holding sovereignty. Britain claimed sovereignty under the Law of Nationson the 30 January The National Government overlooked both legal rulings in and introduced the Treaty of Waitangi Act which created the Waitangi Tribunal to hear claims by Maori against the Crown that occurred after For ten years it had very little to do until the Labour Government took office in No one knew what they were.
This opened the door to the flood of alleged claims that are still being settled today with no end in sight. Over chiefs signed the Tiriti o Waitangi on behalf of their tribes making an estimated 80, tangata Maori British Subjects. The Treaty of Waitangi was never intended to be part of our Constitution.
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