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

On 26 May 1840, Henry Williams and Octavius Hadfield returned to the Manawatū district in the schooner Ariel, captained by George Thomas Clayton. While they were there, seven rangatira (chiefs) from Ngāti Te Ūpokoiri, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Apa and Ngāti Te Whiti, among other tribes (iwi), signed the Cook Strait (Henry Williams) copy of the Treaty of Waitangi. Both missionaries witnessed the signatures, but it was Williams who conducted the negotiations.

Each of these signatories added a distinctive mark next to their name, which was written by Williams.


Signature Numbersort descending Signed as Probable Name Tribe Hapū
90 Te Ota Wi Te Ota Rangitāne, Ngāti Kahungunu Ngāi Te Upokoiri, Te Paneira
91 Paturoa Rāwiri Paturoa Rangitāne, Ngāti Kahungunu Ngāti Hauiti, Ngāi Te Upokoiri, Te Paneiri, Ngāti Hinemanu
92 Te Tohe Te Tohe Ngāi Te Upokoiri?
93 Te Wetu Te Whetū Ngāti Raukawa Ngāti Te Ihi Ihi, Ngāti Kauwhata
94 Tauheke Ihaia Taueki Muaūpoko
95 Pakau Wi Hape Pākau Te Āti Awa Ngāti Te Whiti, Ngāti Tawhirikura, Ngāti Te Waiponga
96 Witiopai Whitiopai Ngāti Raukawa

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