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Whanganui, 23 May 1840

Henry Williams and Octavius Hadfield, of the Anglican Church Missionary Society, arrived in Whanganui on the schooner Ariel, captained by George Thomas Clayton, on 23 May 1840. Here Williams and Hadfield witnessed 10 signatures.

Williams may have emphasised that the treaty would protect Māori land rights, as in 1839 he had secured land at Pūtiki-Wharenui pā (fortified village) near the mouth of the Whanganui River in a trust to thwart a New Zealand Company plan to obtain it.

Wiremu Eruera Te Tauri, the only signatory on this day who was not from Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, wrote his own name on the Cook Strait (Henry Williams) copy. The other nine signatories drew detailed marks next to their names.


Signature number Signed as Probable name Tribe Hapu
117 Te Anaua Hōrī Kīngi Te Anaua Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi Ngāti Ruaka
118 Tawito Kāwana Pitiroi Paipai Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi Ngāti Ruaka
119 Te Mawae Te Māwae Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi Ngāti Ruaka
120 Rere Rere-ō-maki Te Ati Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Te Arawa Ngāti Ruaka
121 Te Tauri Wiremu Eruera Te Tauri Ngāti Te Rangi-ita, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi
122 Rore Rore Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi?
123 Turoa Te Peehi Tūroa Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi
124 Taka Taka Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi?
125 Kurawatiia Kurawatiia Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi?
126 Te Rangiwakarurua Te Rangiwhakarurua Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi