Story: He Whakaputanga – Declaration of Independence

Signatories to the declaration: Te Hāpuku (2nd of 2)

Signatories to the declaration: Te Hāpuku

This photograph of Te Hāpuku was taken by James Wrigglesworth in the 1860s. The important Ngāti Kahungunu chief was the second-to-last signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PA2-1953
Photograph by James Dacie Wrigglesworth

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'He Whakaputanga – Declaration of Independence - Background to the declaration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012