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28/10/2015: NGATI KAHU AND HE WAKAPUTANGA O TE RANGATIRATANGA O NU TIRENI (1835)

Submitted by admin2 on Wed, 28/10/2015 - 10:34am

He Whakaputanga (which can be translated as ‘an emergence’) was signed on 28 October 1835 by 34 rangatira. Over the next three and a half years, a further 18 rangatira – from the north and further afield – were to add their moko, signatures, and marks. In the text, the rangatira asserted their tino rangatiratanga over the parts of New Zealand north of Hauraki (the mouth of the River Thames). [EXTRACT FROM MURIWHENUA REPORT - 1987 - by the Waitangi Tribunal]

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