Over 8-years after the National Archives took possession of the final draft of the Treaty, they allowed this almost unnoticed admission to creep into an obscure, in house publication. The revelation is huge and proves beyond any doubt that the final draft, after 150-years of being lost, has been found. The document located by the Littlewood family in 1989 mirrors the Maori Treaty text in perfect eloquence and balance.This final draft was created before the Maori version existed and is not a "back-translation", but the "mother-document" of the Maori version. It is proven beyond doubt to be absolutely authentic and shows that the government is using the wrong English wording in their interpretation of the Treaty.

THE LITTLEWOOD TREATY