Me whaiwhakaaro koe ki te āhua o te whakanui i te hainatanga o Te Tiriti o Waitangi i roto i ngā tau mā te titiro ki ngā kiriata kua tikina i ngā kohinga o Ngā Taonga.
Reflect on how the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi has been marked over the years through highlights drawn from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision’s audiovisual collections.
10,000 pea ngā tāngata i huihui ki te marae o Te Tii i te tau 1934 ki te whakanui ōkawatanga tuatahi o Te Tiriti o Waitangi. He rangi whakanui, he nui ngā kauhau me ngā whakaaturanga. I kapo kiriatatia, ka tohaina hei ‘karere’ e āhei ai ngā tāngata o Aotearoa ki te titiro ki ngā mahi whakanui i ō rātou whare pikitia ake.
Around 10,000 people gathered at Te Tii Marae in 1934 for the first official commemoration of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It was a day of celebration, full of formal speeches and performances. The event was captured on film and shared as a newsreel, allowing New Zealanders across Aotearoa to connect to the celebrations at their local cinema.
Kua kapo tonutia ngā whakanuitanga mō Te Rā o Waitangi, ki runga rīpene hoki, e taea ai e tātou te kite i ngā rerekētanga i taua rā me te wāhanga ki ngā tāngata haere mai. Kei ēnei pitopitonga papai i roto i nga kohinga ataata-rongo o Ngā Taonga, ka whaiwhakaaro ai tātou ki te āhua o te whakanui i te hainatanga o te Tiriti i roto i ngā tau. Kei te kiriata nei ngā whiringa i ngā tau 1934, 1940, 1977, 1990, 1999, 2003 hoki.
Since then, the annual commemorations of Waitangi Day have been captured on film and video, letting us observe changes to the event and in the way the public responds over many years. Through highlights drawn from Ngā Taonga’s audiovisual collections, we can reflect on how the signing of Te Tiriti has been marked over the years. The loop features clips from events in 1934, 1940, 1977, 1990, 1999 and 2003.