Story: Treaty of Waitangi

Tiriti o Waitangi sheets: Cook Strait (7th of 8)

Missionary Henry Williams carried this treaty sheet on board the schooner Ariel to Port Nicholson (later named Wellington), where he collected 34 signatures. He added 40 more at Queen Charlotte Sound and Rangitoto ki te Tonga (D'Urville Island). The powerful chief Te Rauparaha signed at his island of Kāpiti, and others signed at Waikanae, Ōtaki, Manawatū, Whanganui and Motungārara (a small island off the tip of Kāpiti Island). A total of 132 chiefs signed this treaty sheet.

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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 16 May 2022)

Story by Claudia Orange, published 20 Jun 2012