Fri 8 Jul 2016

Click access to our history

Library team leader Bridget Knuckey is celebrating the acquisition of the Treaty of Waitangi Collection, a living database of treaty information which is available on line to all WITT students, tutors and staff.

The Collection can be found on the Library website on the database page under "T" For Treaty of Waitangi Collection.

It provides click-access to publications such as Claudia Orange’s The Treaty of Waitangi and Tangata Whenua – a History.

Fairfax reviewer Nic Low wrote ``Tangata Whenua has been lauded as the definitive statement on Maori history, and with good reason. It’s magnificent as accessible history and as a coffee table centrepiece. Spanning the earliest ancestral migrations through to contemporary music, it looks at identity, language, descent and culture with a keen eye to politics and land.’’

The resource will be useful for students whose courses include cultural components – and in WITT’s case, that is a significant number.

The Treaty of Waitangi Collection comes from Bridget Williams Books which says it is primarily designed to provide a new and authoritative home for Treaty scholarship online. More books will be added in the future.

 Bridget Knuckey said the resource is a great asset and can be viewed anywhere once the reader has logged into their WITT account.


Picture: Bridget Knuckey checks out the written material promoting The Treaty of Waitangi Collection.