Story: Treaty of Waitangi

Tiriti o Waitangi sheets: Bay of Plenty (5th of 8)

James Fedarb, a trader, carried this treaty sheet around the Bay of Plenty on board the schooner Mercury. During May–June 1840 he visited Ōpōtiki, Tōrere, Te Kaha and Whakatāne, collecting the signatures of 26 chiefs. Lieutenant-Governor William Hobson's signature on this sheet is forged.

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How to cite this page:

Claudia Orange, 'Treaty of Waitangi - Interpretations of Te Tiriti o Waitangi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Claudia Orange, published 20 Jun 2012