Issues With The Treaty of Waitangi
What Was Wrong With Signing The Treaty?
What is The Treaty Of Waitangi?
Problems With the treaty:
The first article in the Treaty of Waitangi in the Maori version. The missionaries had made up the word 'Kawanatanga', which meant governorship. It was meant to mean that the chiefs still had control. In the English version it uses the word 'sovereignty' which meant that the main authority would now be with the British Crown, not the chiefs.