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19 May 1840Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) Sheet

Six rangatira (chiefs) of Ngāti Raukawa, and Ihākara Tahurangi and Te Kehu (possibly the wife of Rere-tā-whangawhanga, who signed on 16 May at Waikanae) of Te Āti Awa, signed the Cook Strait (Henry Williams) copy of the Treaty of Waitangi on the Kāpiti Coast, possibly at Ōtaki, on 19 May.

Missionaries Henry Williams and Octavius Hadfield witnessed the signatures. Williams handled the negotiations as Hadfield wished to keep his distance from the British government.

Ihākara Tahurangi signed his own name as ‘Tahurangi’, while the other seven signatories made a distinctive mark next to their names, which were written by Williams.


Signature Numbersort descending Signed as Probable Name Tribe Hapū
79 Te Ruru Āperahama Te Ruru Ngāti Raukawa Ngāti Huia, Ngāti Kikopiri
80 Matia Te Mātenga Te Mātia Ngāti Raukawa Ngāti Pare
81 Kiharoa Kiharoa Ngāti Raukawa Ngāti Pare, Ngāti Huia
82 Te Puke Kīngi Hōri Te Puke-ki-Mahauariki Ngāti Raukawa Ngāti Pare, Ngāti Waihurehia
83 Toremi Horomona Toremi Ngāti Raukawa, Rangitāne Ngāti Kahorotetini
84 Te Ahoaho Kīngi Te Ahoaho Ngāti Raukawa Ngāti Maiōtaki
85 Tahurangi Ihākara Tukumaru Ngāti Raukawa Ngāti Ngārongo
86 Kehu Te Kehu (Te Whetū-o-te-ao ) Te Āti Awa

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