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“A dramatisation of the days leading up to 6 February 1840 when the gathered Maori leaders signed the Treaty of Waitangi, told in recreations and interviews with the participants and locals.” - imdb.com, 21/3/2011.

Scriptwriter Gavin Strawhan: “it's incredible that Hobson arrived with no treaty prepared, and that Busby and others had to cobble it together and get it translated at the last minute ... But one of the points I wanted to make was that the tangata whenua were not acting in unison as a united group with common aims, but were comprised of many individual chiefs, all with different motives and objectives.” - www.thebigidea.co.nz; 21/3/2011.

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Year 2011

Reference number F203880

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image


Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 1:08:00

Production company EYEWORKS

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington

Taonga Māori Collection Yes

Credits Director: Peter Burger (Kāi Tahu; Rangitāne)
Writer: Gavin Strawhan
Story Consultant: Witi Ihimaera
Cast: George Henare
Cast: Jarod Rawiri
Cast: Miriama McDowell
Cast: Rāwiri Paratene
Cast: Antonio Te Maioha
Cast: Calvin Tuteao
Cast: William Davis
Cast: Stephen Lovatt
Cast: Matt Norton
Cast: Phil Peleton
Cast: Peter Daube
Cast: Craig Parker
Cast: Simon London
Cast: Stig Eldred
Cast: Roy Snow
Cast: Jedwin Wright
Cast: Lawrence Wharerau (Ngā Puhi)
Cast: Mark Mitchinson
Moko Design: Inia Taylor
Director of Photography: Adam Clark
Executive Producer: Julie Christie
C-Producer: Gavin Strawhan
C-Producer: Bailey MacKey
C-Producer: Witi Ihimaera
Producer: Robin Scholes

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