He Tohu is a permanent exhibition of 3 iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand. The documents are He Whakaputanga — Declaration of Independence, Te Tiriti o Waitangi — Treaty of Waitangi, and the Women’s Suffrage Petition — Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine.
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā iwi o te ao.
Nei rā te mihi ki a koutou, nau mai, haere mai ki te whakāturanga hou nei a He Tohu.
E kore ngā taonga nei e rangatira, ki te noho wahangu,
Nō reira, haere mai koe, piki mai koutou ki He Tohu.
Welcome and thank you for visiting the new exhibition He Tohu.
Without people to talk about them, without people to care for them, these taonga will be silenced.
We welcome you warmly and invite you to enjoy He Tohu.
Visit He Tohu
Admission is free.
9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
Free guided experience every day at 12.30pm.
At the National Library on Molesworth and Aitken Streets in Wellington.Plan your visit
The story of the documents
Explore He Tohu
He Tohu is a permanent exhibition of three iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand.
Making the invisible visible: 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition
Come along and learn how to contribute to the database of signatories of the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition. This is a special Family History Talk to mark Suffrage125 and the passing of the Electoral Bill into law on 19 September 1893. More...