CHATHAMISLANDS, a small group in the Pacific Ocean, forming part of New Zealand, 536 m.
The geological formation is principally of volcanic rocks, with schists and tertiary limestone; and an early physical connexion of the islands with New Zealand is indicated by their geology and biology.
The islands were discovered in 1791 by Lieutenant W. Broughton (1762-1821), who gave them the name of Chatham from the brig which he commanded.
Waitangi is a township located in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand.
The Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) was signed on February 6, 1840 in a marquee erected in the grounds of James Busby's house at Waitangi by representatives of the British Crown, the chiefs of the Confederation of the United Tribes of New Zealand, and other Maori tribal leaders.
Waitangi is also the name of the main port of the ChathamIslands.
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