Story: Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi

Tiriti o Waitangi sheets: Manukau–Kāwhia (2nd of 9)

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This sheet of the treaty was taken to Manukau on 20 March 1840 by British army officer Captain William Symonds and James Hamlin of the Church Missionary Society. Just three rangatira of Ngāti Whātua agreed to sign it. The sheet was later sent to Kāwhia in Waikato, where another missionary, John Whiteley, gathered a further 10 signatures between April and September 1840.

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How to cite this page:

Claudia Orange, 'Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi - Interpretations of te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Claudia Orange, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2023 with assistance from Claudia Orange