“Walking into the future backwards:” Waitangi Day at National Library

From the National Library team:

The National Library are joint kaitiaki with Archives New Zealand, of three important documents that have helped shape New Zealand; He Whakaputanga – Declaration of Independence, Te Tiriti o Waitangi – The Treaty of Waitangi and the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition, through the exhibition He Tohu.

This Waitangi Day, 6 February 2020, the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa invites you to Waitangi Day at He Tohu, the exhibition featuring the original Treaty of Waitangi. The day will also comprise craft activities for children, an opportunity to have your say on the Treaty, and Apirana Taylor telling stories at He Matapihi Wellington City Library pop up within the National Library. 

‘Walking backwards into the future’ — is an expression that asks us to use our past experiences to build a positive future. Bring the family to the National Library on Waitangi Day and see the Treaty of Waitangi. Learn about New Zealand’s constitutional past to help imagine the future. 

Time: 9am to 5pm. He Tohu tours will run every half hour from 9:30am. Tours are 20 mins long. Last tour at 4pm. Bilingual tours at 11am and 2pm.

Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington

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