This watercolour shows Hōne Heke (centre), his wife Hāriata Rongo (left) and Ngāti Hine chief Te Ruki Kawiti. Heke and Kawiti both signed the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 – Heke on 6 February and Kawiti in May.
Kōrero: Kawiti, Te Ruki
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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:
Kene Hine Te Uira Martin. 'Kawiti, Te Ruki', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/1k4/kawiti-te-ruki (accessed 18 October 2021)