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Official He Tohu opening ceremony

New Zealand’s newest national exhibition, He Tohu was officially opened by Her Excellency, the Rt Hon. Dame Patsy Reddy, the Governor-General of New Zealand, today (Friday 19th) at the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington. This remarkable new permanent exhibition sheds fresh light on three iconic constitutional documents that shape our nation: the 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 and 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition – Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine and preserves them for generations to come. He Tohu opens to the public on Saturday 20 May. The exhibition is open six days a week and entry is free.


The Right Honorable Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor-General of New Zealand and the Acting Prime Minister, the Honorable Paula Bennett, arrive at the National Library of New Zealand for the opening of the new He Tohu exhibition on Friday 19 May.


The Right Honorable Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor-General of New Zealand, inspects the Women’s Suffrage Petition in the document room of the new He Tohu exhibition.


Te Ariki Sir Tumu Te Heuheu inspects the Waitangi Sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi in the document room of the new He Tohu exhibition at the National Library of New Zealand.


Sir Tipene O’Regan and Piri Sciascia view the Treaty of Waitangi on one of the interactive screens at the new He Tohu exhibition.


The Acting Prime Minister, the Honorable Paula Bennett, signs the visitor’s scroll at the opening of the new He Tohu exhibition at the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington on Friday 19 May


The rimu-lined document room at the centre of the new He Tohu exhibition, containing the 1835 Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand, 1840 Treaty of Waitangi and 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition.

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