Tauranga, 10 April-23 May 1840

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10 April-May 1840Sheet 5 — The Tauranga Sheet

Between 10 April and 23 May 1840 21 signatures were collected in Tauranga. However, the Tauranga treaty sheet was not signed by Hori Kingi Tupaea, a prominent chief of Ngāi Te Rangi who lived at Ōtūmoetai pā (fortified village). He had heard that Te Heuheu had not signed and therefore would not either. [1] Tupaea ‘had refused in very positive terms to make peace with Rotorua’, wrote Brown. [2] Other chiefs who had close links to Tupaea also refused to sign. [3]

Officials and witnesses at the signing of the Tauranga sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi included James Stack, Henry Taylor, Alfred Brown (supervisor of the Church Missionary Society at Tauranga) and Hoani Āneta. The latter, Brown’s mission assistant, both witnessed the signing of the Tauranga sheet and signed it.

[1] Claudia Orange, The Treaty of Waitangi, Allen & Unwin, Port Nicholson Press with assistance from the Historical Publications Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1987, p. 71; Lindsay T. Buick, The Treaty of Waitangi or how New Zealand became a British colony, S.W. Mackay, Wellington, 1914, p. 180

[2] R.S. Bennett, Treaty to treaty: a history of early New Zealand from the Treaty of Tordesillas 1494 to the Treaty of Waitangi 1840, vol. 3, R.S. Bennett, Auckland, 2012, p. 288

[3] Orange, Treaty of Waitangi, p. 71


Signature Number Signed assort descending Probable Name Tribe Hapū
21 Hoani Aneta Hoani Āneta Ngāi Te Rangi
2 Huitao Huitao Ngāi Te Rangi Ngāi Tūkairangi
19 Kapa Kapa Ngāti Ranginui Ngāi Tamarāwaho
12 Nuka Nuka Taipari Ngāi Te Rangi Ngāti Hē
16 Pikitia Pikitia Ngāi Te Rangi
15 Putarahi Putarahi Ngāi Te Rangi Ngāti Hē
7 Reko Reko Ngāi Te Rangi
3 Tamaiwhahia Tama-i-wāhia Ngāi Te Rangi
11 Tanarumia Tanarumia Ngāi Te Rangi
8 Tari Tari Ngāi Te Rangi Ngāi Tūkairangi, Te Tāwera
20 Te haere roa Te Haereroa Ngāi Te Rangi
4 Te Hui Tīpene Te Hui Ngāi Te Rangi Te Whānau ā Tauwhao
10 Te Konikoni Te Konikoni Ngāi Te Rangi
6 Te Kou Te Kou-o-Rehua Ngāti Pūkenga Te Tāwera
17 Te Mako Te Mako Ngāi Te Rangi
9 Te matatahuna Te Matatāhuna Ngāi Te Rangi
5 Te paetui Te Paetui Ngāi Te Rangi Ngāi Tūkairangi
18 Te Peika Te Peika Ngāi Te Rangi
14 Te Pohoi Te Pōhoi Ngāi Te Rangi
13 Te Tutahi Te Tūtahi Ngāi Te Rangi Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Hē
1 Te Whanake Te Whanake Ngāi Te Rangi Ngāi Tūkairangi

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