The Treaty of Waitangi

he flag of the Independent Tribes of New Zealand is seen outside Te Tii Marae on February 5, 2013 in Waitangi, New Zealand. Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images

This document -- a treaty between the British the Maori -- established New Zealand as a nation. The spirit of the agreement was to see to the best interests of both the Maori and the Crown, but a hurried translation of the document led to some confusion. Read the show notes here.

Topics in this Podcast: New Zealand history, colonialism, 19th century, Great Britain, Maori, new zealand, civil rights