Story: Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi

Tiriti o Waitangi sheets: East Coast (9th of 9)

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The Reverend Henry Williams’ brother William Williams, also a missionary, carried this treaty sheet overland up the East Coast from his mission station at Tūranga (Gisborne). He collected 25 signatures at Tūranga, then several more at each of Ūawa (Tolaga Bay), Waiapu and Tokomaru Bay. In total 41 rangatira signed this sheet, although the paramount chief on the East Coast, Te Kani a Takirau, declined to do so.

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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