He Tohu, Wellington

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He Tohu is a new permanent exhibition of three iconic constitutional documents that have shaped New Zealand. "There is magic here" - Multi-award winner, Best Design Awards 2017

These are:

• 1835 He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni –

Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand

• 1840 Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Treaty of Waitangi

• 1893 Women’s Suffrage petition – Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine.

Each over a century old, these taonga bear the signatures of our ancestors. They have been carefully moved to the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa for a remarkable new permanent exhibition called He Tohu - one that every citizen, tourist and new immigrant should see, because these are the signatures that shape New Zealand.

He Tohu is more than just an exhibition. It provides an opportunity for all people, young or old, from New Zealand or visiting these shores, to freely discover more about what defines us today, and in so doing, who we will be in the future.

Explore the taonga that shape who we are, free entry at the National Library, 70 Molesworth Street Wellington.
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  • This an amazing hidden gem. And it shouldn’t be so hidden it feels tucked away in a corner. That would be my only downside. This is not a very big flashy exhibit but rather it is more an important.....  more
    This an amazing hidden gem. And it shouldn’t be so hidden it feels tucked away in a corner. That would be my only downside. This is not a very big flashy exhibit but rather it is more an important.....  more »
  • It was a wonderful visit to view the celebration of 125 years of NZ women having the vote. The bonus was viewing The Treaty of Waitangi and He Whakaputanga. 1835 He Whakaputanga Declaration of... 
    It was a wonderful visit to view the celebration of 125 years of NZ women having the vote. The bonus was viewing The Treaty of Waitangi and He Whakaputanga. 1835 He Whakaputanga Declaration of...  more »
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  • Great tour of history of NZ from the Declaration of Independence to the Treaty of Waitangi and Kate Shepherd's petition on display. Awesome
  • This was an excellent exhibit the ability to interact to the extent provided really takes this out past all others. If possible I would give it a 10 rating. I am sorry but I do not have any photos. But encourage people visiting NZ and ALL NEW ZEALANDERS to visit this wonderfull exhibit of our history.

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