Story: Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi

Tiriti o Waitangi sheets: Waikato–Manukau (3rd of 9)

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This treaty sheet is the only English-language copy known to have been distributed. It was received by the missionary Robert Maunsell at his mission at Waikato Heads when, by coincidence, a large gathering of Waikato–Ngāti Maniapoto rangatira was taking place. Maunsell convinced 32 of these rangatira to sign this sheet. It was then returned to Manukau, where a further seven rangatira signed.

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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 15 July 2024)

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