Peeke o Aotearoa: Blank Bank Cheque. Printed in Maori by the Maori King Movement, 1860s

Alternative Title

Peeke o Aotearoa: Blank Bank Cheque. Printed in Maori by the Maori King Movement, 1860s

Date Created

c.1860s

Identifier

Misc-MS-1535-1/5
Hocken Library

Abstract

The King Movement leaders believed that the Treaty's guarantee of Rangatiratanga (Chiefly authority) confirmed that a relationship of equality would continue allowing Maori people a degree of autonomy and independence. One symbol of Maori independence is this bank cheque printed in Maori by the King Movement during the 1860s.

Files

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Citation

“Peeke o Aotearoa: Blank Bank Cheque. Printed in Maori by the Maori King Movement, 1860s,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed November 27, 2022, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6318.