james stephen

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  • James Stephen


  • 3 Jan 178914 Sep 1859

The son of a prominent abolitionist, James Stephen was a lawyer and public servant, whose own humanitarianism influenced colonial policy during the mid-19th century.

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Treaty signatories and signing locations

  • Treaty signatories and signing locations

    The Treaty of Waitangi was signed on nine separate sheets by more than 500 Māori. Find out more about the sheets, the signatories and the signing locations

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  • Page 4 - Making the Treaty of WaitangiNew Zealand's founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was prepared over just a few days in February 1840. Several versions of the treaty were taken around the country for
  • Main image: James Stephen

    Marble bust of English lawyer James Stephen (1789-1859).