Rangitoto ki te Tonga, 11 May 1840

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

After collecting signatures on the Cook Strait (Henry Williams) copy of the Treaty of Waitangi in Queen Charlotte Sound, Henry Williams, on board the schooner Ariel, headed further west. He stopped at Rangitoto ki te Tonga (D’Urville Island) on 11 May 1840 and gathered 13 signatures there. The hapū (subtribe) and iwi (tribe) of these signatories was not recorded. Williams, an Anglican Church Missionary Society missionary, stated that the treaty was explained at all the places he visited. The captain of the Ariel, George Thomas Clayton, also witnessed these signings.

These 13 signatories all made unique marks next to their names.

As Major Thomas Bunbury and Captain Joseph Nias of HMS Herald had been given the task of gaining signatures on the Herald (Bunbury) copy of the treaty in the South Island, Williams now sailed to the west coast of the North Island in search of signatories.


Signature Numbersort descending Signed as Probable Name Tribe Hapū
62 Te Wetu Te Whetū Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Raukawa Ngāti Rākaupakupaku
63 Pari Pari Ngāti Koata
64 Taropiko Tarapiko Ngāti Koata
65 Te Patete Turi Te Pātete Ngāti Koata Ngāti Rakaupakapaka
66 Te Rangiahua Te Rangiāhua Ngāti Koata
67 Tahanui Tahanui Ngāti Koata
68 Orokaka Orokaka Ngāti Koata
69 Toitoi Toitoi Ngāti Koata
70 Te Muko Matiu Te Mako Ngāti Koata
71 Te Ipukohu Te Ipukohu Ngāti Koata
72 Te Tihi Hoani Te Tihi Tāwhirikura Ngāti Koata
73 Huia Huia Ngāti Koata
74 Nukumai Nukumai Ngāti Koata

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