He Tohu at National Library of New Zealand
70 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington
In the National Library lies He Tohu — home to some of New Zealand’s most important documents. You can view Te Tiriti o Waitangi — signed in 1840, it is the founding agreement between Māori and the Crown. You can also see the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition which led to New Zealand becoming the first country in the world where all women gained the right to vote. He Whakaputanga — Declaration of Independence is also there.
It’s an essential experience for anyone interested in how Aotearoa has grown as a nation.