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Bay of Islands - Waitangi Treaty Grounds

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, overlooking the Bay of Islands, is New Zealand's pre-eminent historic site.

It was here on February 6th, 1840, that the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed between Maori and the British Crown.

The Maori Meetinghouse (Te Whare Runanga ) on the Waitangi Treaty Grounds is intricately carved, I could only get a view from the outside as there were about three tour groups queued to go though , but please have a look at the link

http://www.aatravel.co.nz/101-must-dos-for-kiwis/Waitangi-Treaty-Grounds.html

For a stunning inside view.

And Pam was patient enough to get inside on her visit here .. have a look at her excellent photos

http://www.fotothing.com/Pam/photo/d0da4981ff491027ccdc5e936fcb8213/start=504
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Apr 03 2007 13:51 GMT irashid
GREAT DETAIL
Apr 03 2007 14:04 GMT peterpinhole
Great angle shot...fantastic carving detail!
Apr 03 2007 15:43 GMT beus PRO
Wonderful wood-carving!!!!!!!!!
Apr 03 2007 18:43 GMT hans55 PRO
i found these buildings very impressive !! ...and beautyfull !!
Apr 03 2007 19:22 GMT Midworlder PRO
Thanks you Hans
Apr 03 2007 19:23 GMT Midworlder PRO
I forgot to put the inside link there before beus .. have a look if you like . i couldn't get in myself ... too many tourists ... lol
Apr 03 2007 19:24 GMT Midworlder PRO
Try the link for a peek inside Peter
Apr 03 2007 19:24 GMT Midworlder PRO
Hi Irshad i didn't have the link to an inside view up earlier have a look if you like.
Apr 03 2007 22:44 GMT Pam
MW, we were lucky enough to go inside and saw a dramatic performance depicting NZ history; lots of Maori singing, it was a truly wonderful experience........ thanks for the memory!

(See http://www.fotothing.com/Pam/photo/d0da4981ff491027ccdc5e936fcb8213/start=504)
Apr 03 2007 22:58 GMT Midworlder PRO
Glad you like it Pam, sorry I didn't look in your gallery for some reason I thought you just got up to Auckland then flew out to Oz
Apr 04 2007 11:30 GMT PaP67
do you know the Maori language Mid ?!
Apr 04 2007 16:53 GMT Poulet PRO
Great details !!!
Apr 04 2007 20:00 GMT Midworlder PRO
Only a few common words (well maybe more than i realise actually).. it is taught much more at school nowadays .. when i was growing up it was largely ignored, but it has had a renaissance recently
Apr 05 2007 00:55 GMT gtc126
Great Shot...beautiful carvings!!!!
Apr 05 2007 01:53 GMT Midworlder PRO
Thanks gtc

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