Sailing to Middle Earth: Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is the cradle of modern New Zealand. Here in 1840, the British made a pact with the Maori Chieftains which changed the course of the country's history.

The Treaty of Waitangi was signed here, guaranteeing Maori tribal authority, enabling the peaceful purchase of land and granting the British the right to govern the country.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


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