Oct
28

Event: Declaration of the Independence of New Zealand

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Declaration of the Independence of New Zealand

Declaration of the Independence of New Zealand - He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni
In 1834, a document known as the Declaration of the Independence of New Zealand was drafted by 34 northern Māori chiefs — including Tāmati Wāka Nene, Tītore and Bay of Islands brothers; Te Wharerahi, Rewa, and Moka Te Kainga-mataa — together with James Busby, the official British Resident in New Zealand. The document was initially signed at Waitangi on 28 October 1835. By 1839, 52 chiefs had...

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What is the relevance to beekeeping?
Sounds like you need to read up on your history regarding trade and commercial beekeeping in NZ. It wouldn't have been possible without the declaration which allowed Britain to protect NZ shipping.
 


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