Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Waitangi Day 2021




February 6th was our national Waitangi Day. Now if you're not familiar with this day it basically commemorates the day that a treaty was signed between the British and Maori tribes of New Zealand. When I was growing up at school I remember being taught a very clean version of the events that happened, it wasn't  until we moved up to the far north region that we started to find out that there was alot more to learn that we didn't know.

Last time we were at Waitangi was with my parents just after Christmas Day and while we were waiting to enter the meeting house the performance crew was having photos taken with visitors/tourist/kiwis etc, I was able to get this shot. 


This is our prime minister Jacinda Arden speaking on the Waitangi morning where she and other ministers served breakfast to the people before attending a hui.


And if you want to know more about our Waitangi Day, the clip above is a good representation of the events that transpired on the 6th February 1840.


Linking up with Our World Tuesday, Through my lens, Tuesday Treasures, My Corner of the World, Wordless Wednesday.

19 comments:

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I don't know anything about New Zealand history except the little bits from your blog - interesting

Fun60 said...

Good to have a day set aside to celebrate your heritage.

Jim said...

Good shot.

gz said...

Well done Jacinda, now hopefully the true history will be learned...and possibly hard lessons on both sides

William Kendall said...

Fascinating, and good shot!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That's cool!! Here in the US we used to hear about how the Native Americans broke various treaties way back when. I get a little older and found out it was a lot more complicated than that.

Photo Cache said...

I know almost nothing about NZ. The travel restrictions better be over so we can learn through travel again.

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Lady Fi said...

It's terrible how people have whitewashed history! Nice shot.

Iris Flavia said...

We all have some... "bad", yes, bad, history. Glad for trying to make up.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Cool photo first photo. There is always another side to the story and one the writers of history like to cover up because it makes the government look bad

Tom said...

...the Maori have influenced Hawaii too. Thanks for sharing this piece of history.

Jackie McGuinness said...

Seeing the Maori performance was a highlight of our trip. Love learning about other cultures.

Bill said...

What a wonderful post. Lots of history to still learn as we get older. There is so much more than what is in a history book. Thanks for the links.

Paspii said...

I know very little about NZ. Maoris with their bad ass face tattoos comes first in mind. And you too have a young female prime minister. About the same number of people both places (I´m from Finland). And that´s about it I´m afraid. Will probably learn more via your blog. Every day is good day for learning something new.

Veronica Lee said...

Fascinating post, Amy! I love learning more about New Zealand.

Happy Wednesday!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent post Amy, your Prime Minister is fabulous, such a cool lady 💜

NCSue said...

Interesting - I had never heard of this holiday. Fascinating!
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NatureFootstep said...

interesting celebration day. I love it is about human rights :)

betty-NZ said...

Lovely post!

I'm so glad to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

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