May, 2005

Today is Waitangi Day, a national holiday in New Zealand, to celebrate the signing of
the Treaty of Waitangi, an agreement made between the British and the Maori.

This is a view that I took of the very place where, in 1840, the Treaty’s first signatures were collected. Subsequently it was taken to other parts of New Zealand.

I was fortunate to have spent much of my early childhood in this area.

A commemorative set of stamps from my tiny stamp collection.