Te Tiriti o Waitangi: the comic book

The illustrated story of the Treaty of Waitangi, courtesy of the NZ School Journal.

Last year The Spinoff’s Toby Morris illustrated a new publication in the School Journal Story Library in collaboration with Ross Calman, Mark Derby and Lift Education/The Ministry of Education.

The comic tells the story of the Treaty of Waitangi for primary school and intermediate-aged kids, but considering how sparse education in New Zealand has been around this subject, we think the adults might need it too.

The Spinoff is proud to present it in its entirety.


The book, produced by Lift Education for the Ministry of Education’s School Journal Story Library series, was distributed to primary and intermediate schools throughout New Zealand in August 2018. 

A dual language (English and Te Reo Māori) flip book edition will be available to the public in bookstores mid-2019. In the meantime, you can download a pdf here.

All illustrations copyright Crown

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