The Declaration of Independence:
This is an international declaration signed on
28 October 1835 which recognises the sovereignty of the
Independent Tribes of New Zealand. It was the forerunner of the
Treaty of Waitangi and has a flag to symbolise tribal rights to
trade as independent nations.
The Treaty of Waitangi:
3 Feb an English-language draft of the Treaty is prepared by Hobson,
Freeman (Hobsonís secretary) and Busby.
(Ian Wards, Shadow of the Land, Wellington, 1968, 42 also gives
the names of J R Clendon and A Brown as participants at this stage).
This first English-language draft has not survived.
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