Horahora pa reserve plan

Horahora pa reserve plan

Plan of Horahora Kakahu pa

Horahora Kakahu was an early historic reserve. It was at this island pa that the Proclamation of British Sovereignty over the Middle (now South) Island was made on 17th June 1840 by Major Bunbury, 80th Regiment, and Captain Nias, of HMS Herald. Major Bunbury's report to Governor Hobson noted: 'The Marines were landed, and the Union Jack hoisted on the Horikaka Pa under a salute of 21 guns. The yards were also manned, and three cheers were given.'

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Kerry Neal

Posted: 03 Apr 2012

About 20 years ago by chance I came across the plaque on Horahora Kakahu Island which, at the time, stated that :This is the site where the South Island Maori ceded sovereignty to the British Crown." (cede: - surrender, grant, transfer, abandon, yield, concede, hand over, relinquish, renounce, makeover, abdicate).
On returning to the site recently I was surprised to find that the wording had been changed to the effect that "It is the site where the South Island Maori signed the Treaty of Waitangi."
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