Story: Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi

Tiriti o Waitangi sheets: Printed copy (4th of 9)

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This sheet is the only surviving printed copy of the Treaty of Waitangi made at the time of the signings. All the others were written in longhand. It is thought to be one of 200 copies of the Māori text printed in Paihia on 17 February 1840. This copy is most likely an addition to the Waikato-Manukau sheet, written in English, that missionary Robert Maunsell received in late March or early April 1840. Maunsell witnessed all five names on the sheet. The chiefs, from Ngāti Pou on the Waikato River and Ngāti Te Wehi at Whāingaroa (Raglan), may have been visiting Maunsell’s mission station at the mouth of the Waikato River.

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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 23 June 2024)

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