Treaty signatories and signing locations

Page 3 – Ngā Wāhi – Treaty Signing Occasions

The Treaty of Waitangi was first signed on 6 February 1840. Over the next seven months, nine copies of the treaty (including the Waitangi sheet) were signed at many different locations. In some cases we know the date and place of the signing, while information about others is less definite. This video from the He Tohu exhibition shows where and when the sheets were signed as they travelled around the country.

Ngā Wāhi – Treaty Signing Locations

Click on links below to find information about each signing occasion, and the chiefs who signed at them.

Sheet Signing Occasion
Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Waitangi, 6 February 1840
Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Bay of Islands, Date unknown
Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Bay of Islands probably, Date unknown
Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Waimate North, 9–10 February 1840
Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Mangungu, 12 February 1840
Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Bay of Islands, 17 February 1840
Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Karaka Bay, 4 March 1840
Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Kaitāia, 28 April 1840
Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Bay of Islands, 13? May 1840
Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Karaka Bay?, 9 July 1840
Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Russell, 5 August 1840
Sheet 2 — The Manukau-Kāwhia Sheet Manukau, 20 March 1840
Sheet 2 — The Manukau-Kāwhia Sheet Kāwhia, 28 April 1840
Sheet 2 — The Manukau-Kāwhia Sheet Kāwhia, 21 May 1840
Sheet 2 — The Manukau-Kāwhia Sheet Kāwhia, 25 May 1840
Sheet 2 — The Manukau-Kāwhia Sheet Kāwhia, 15 June 1840
Sheet 2 — The Manukau-Kāwhia Sheet Kāwhia, 27 August 1840
Sheet 2 — The Manukau-Kāwhia Sheet Kāwhia, 3 September 1840
Sheet 3 — The Waikato-Manukau Sheet Waikato Heads, Late March or early April 1840
Sheet 3 — The Waikato-Manukau Sheet Manukau Harbour, 26 April 1840
Sheet 4 — The Printed Sheet Waikato, Date unknown
Sheet 5 — The Tauranga Sheet Tauranga, 10 April-May 1840
Sheet 6 — The Bay of Plenty (Fedarb) Sheet Ōpōtiki, 27-28 May 1840
Sheet 6 — The Bay of Plenty (Fedarb) Sheet Tōrere, 11 June 1840
Sheet 6 — The Bay of Plenty (Fedarb) Sheet Te Kaha, 14 June 1840
Sheet 6 — The Bay of Plenty (Fedarb) Sheet Tōrere, 14 June 1840
Sheet 6 — The Bay of Plenty (Fedarb) Sheet Whakatāne, 16 June 1840
Sheet 7 — The Herald (Bunbury) Sheet Coromandel, 4 May 1840
Sheet 7 — The Herald (Bunbury) Sheet Mercury Island, 7 May 1840
Sheet 7 — The Herald (Bunbury) Sheet Akaroa, 30 May 1840
Sheet 7 — The Herald (Bunbury) Sheet Ruapuke, 10 June 1840
Sheet 7 — The Herald (Bunbury) Sheet Otago Heads, 13 June 1840
Sheet 7 — The Herald (Bunbury) Sheet Cloudy Bay, 17 June 1840
Sheet 7 — The Herald (Bunbury) Sheet Mana Island, 19 June 1840
Sheet 7 — The Herald (Bunbury) Sheet Hawke's Bay, 24 June 1840
Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) Sheet Port Nicholson, 29 April 1840
Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) Sheet Queen Charlotte Sound, 4-5 May 1840
Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) Sheet Rangitoto, 11 May 1840
Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) Sheet Kapiti?, 14 May 1840
Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) Sheet Ōtaki?, 19 May 1840
Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) Sheet Tawhirihoe, 21 May 1840
Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) Sheet Manawatū, 26 May 1840
Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) Sheet Waikanae, 16 May 1840
Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) Sheet Whanganui, 31 May 1840
Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) Sheet Whanganui, 23 May 1840
Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) Sheet Motungārara, 4 June 1840
Sheet 9 — The East Coast Sheet Tūranga, 5-12 May 1840
Sheet 9 — The East Coast Sheet Ūawa, 16-17 May 1840
Sheet 9 — The East Coast Sheet Whakawhitira Waiapu, 25-31 May 1840
Sheet 9 — The East Coast Sheet Rangitukia Waiapu, 1 June 1840
Sheet 9 — The East Coast Sheet Tokomaru, 9 June 1840
How to cite this page

'Ngā Wāhi – Treaty Signing Occasions', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/nga-wahi-signing-occasions, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 11-Aug-2017