Rua Kēnana Hepetipa's meeting with Joseph Ward on the beach at Whakatāne in March 1908 was later described as the 'Ceremony of Union': Rua accepted Ward's argument that there could be no separate Māori government but concluded that there would be the same laws for Māori and Pākehā.
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Judith Binney. 'Rua Kēnana Hepetipa', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3r32/rua-kenana-hepetipa (accessed 24 September 2021)