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15 June 1840Sheet 2 — The Manukau-Kāwhia Sheet

On 15 June three more signatures were added to the Manukau-Kāwhia treaty sheet at Kāwhia. The first two signatories were possibly from Ngāti Maniapoto. Police Magistrate W.C. Symonds had instructed the local Kāwhia Wesleyan (Methodist) missionaries, James Wallis and John Whiteley, to find signatories among this iwi (tribe), and sent them the Manukau-Kāwhia treaty sheet from Waikato Heads.

The three signatories were Taonui, from the Patupatu pā in Waikato, Hōne Waitere from Aotea Harbour, and Te Mātenga, who was possibly from Te Wahapū. No details of the discussions with these rangatira (chiefs) were recorded, but a letter from Symonds dated 8 April states that the missionaries should explain the treaty ‘perfectly’ and give signatories blankets, while ensuring this would not be interpreted as a payment or bribe.


Signature Numbersort descending Signed as Probable Name Tribe Hapū
9 Taunui Taonui Hīkaka Waikato, Ngāti Maniapoto Ngāti Rōra
10 Hone Waitere Te Aoturoa Hōne Waitere Te Aoturoa Waikato Ngāti Te Wehi, Ngāto Paiaka
11 Te Matenga, Te Wahapu Te Mātenga Te Wahapū Ngāti Maniapoto Ngāti Hikairo ki Kāwhia

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