Story: Heke Pōkai, Hōne Wiremu

A 1940 re-enactment of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi

Re-enacting the Treaty signing

During the 1940 centennial celebrations, Hōne Heke Rankin (right) played his ancestor, Hōne Wiremu Heke Pōkai, in a re-enactment of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

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Freda Rankin Kawharu. 'Heke Pōkai, Hōne Wiremu', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)