This animation is a video hosted on Youtube. “See the voyage of the 9 sheets of the Treaty over 8 months in 1840 across New Zealand. The sheets went to 45 locations and gathered 542 signatures.”

This animation is from the map table series at the He Tohu exhibition. The map table was a 3D canvas onto which stories were projected from above. Other animations in the map-table series include waka migrations and Māori exploration, trade and settlements, land ownership and treaty settlements. The map table animations playlist, and other He Tohu animations and video resources, are available on YouTube (

Find out more about the resources created for the He Tohu exhibition at​.

He Tohu is a permanent exhibition of 3 iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand. The documents 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

He Tohu is presented by Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga and the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, both of which are part of the Department of Internal Affairs.

TITLE: Voyages of the Treaty

ACCESS DATE: February 2020



FORMAT TYPE: Video collection

DOMAIN:Te Tiriti o Waitangi

PLACE:   Aotearoa, New Zealand