Story: Ward, Joseph George

Rua Kenana Hepetipa meeting with Joseph George Ward on the beach at Whakatane, March 1908

Rua Kenana Hepetipa meeting with Joseph George Ward on the beach at Whakatane, March 1908

Rua Kenana Hepetipa's meeting with Joseph George Ward was later described as the 'Ceremony of Union': Rua accepted Ward's argument that there could be no separate Maori government but concluded that there would be the same laws for Maori and Pakeha.

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Michael Bassett. 'Ward, Joseph George', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2w9/ward-joseph-george (accessed 19 December 2018)