Bay of Plenty Treaty copy

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The Bay of Plenty (Fedarb) copy of the Treaty

The Bay of Plenty or Fedarb Maori-language copy of the Treaty of Waitangi was one of two made by missionary James Stack at Tauranga; the other has been lost. There are 26 names on the copy. All were collected by trader James Fedarb who sailed around the Bay of Plenty between 22 May and 19 June 1840, getting agreement from chiefs at Opotiki, Te Kaha, Torere and Whakatane.

Fedarb gave the copy to printer William Colenso, for whom he had once worked, to pass on to Lieutenant-Governor William Hobson. No one commented on the fact that the signature – William Hobson - on the copy was, strictly speaking, forged. James Stack had written this in his own hand when he made the copies at Tauranga; Hobson always signed as 'W Hobson' with no governor's title.

The copy also has Christian crosses against some of the names. At the request of chiefs affiliated to the Church Missionary Society, Fedarb identified the Opotiki chiefs who were Roman Catholic by placing a cross beside each name. It suggests that the effort to get these marks was to counter the influence of Roman Catholic Bishop Pompallier, who had had disagreements with local Protestant missionaries. This is one of two copies signed by Maori witnesses, Papahia and Wiremu Maihi, both possibly from the north.

Follow links in this table to find out more about those who signed and about the occasion of their signing.

Sheet 6 — The Bay of Plenty (Fedarb) Sheet
Sign ordersort descending Signed as Probable Name Tribe Hapū Signing Occasion
1 Tautoru Tautoru Te Whakatōhea Ngāi Tamahaua, Ngāti Ngahere Ōpōtiki, 27-28 May 1840
2 Takahi Takahi Te Whakatōhea Te Ūpokorehe Ōpōtiki, 27-28 May 1840
3 Aporotanga Te Awanui Āporotanga Te Whakatōhea Ngāti Rua Ōpōtiki, 27-28 May 1840
4 Rangimatanuku Rangimātānuku Te Whakatōhea Ngāti Rua Ōpōtiki, 27-28 May 1840
5 Rangihaerepo Rangihaerepō Te Whakatōhea Te Ūpokorehe, Ngāi Tamahaua Ōpōtiki, 27-28 May 1840
6 Ake Wī Akeake Te Whakatōhea Te Ūpokorehe Ōpōtiki, 27-28 May 1840
7 Wakiia Wakiia Te Whakatōhea Ōpōtiki, 27-28 May 1840
8 Putiki Pūtiki Ngāi Tai Tōrere, 11 June 1840
9 Rangihuataki Rangihuatahi Ngāi Tai Tōrere, 11 June 1840
10 Haupururangi Te Aopururangi Te Whānau-a-Apanui Te Whānau-a-Te Ehutu Te Kaha, 14 June 1840
11 Hahiwaru Te Ahiwaru Te Whānau-a-Apanui Te Whānau-a-Te Ehutu Te Kaha, 14 June 1840
12 Haomarama Te Aomārama Te Whānau-a-Apanui Te Whānau-a-Te Ehutu, Ngāti Rahiri? Te Kaha, 14 June 1840
13 Warau Te Wharau Te Whānau-a-Apanui Te Whānau-a-Te Ehutu Te Kaha, 14 June 1840
14 Na Taku Nā Taku Ngāi Tai? Tōrere, 14 June 1840
15 Tautari Tautari Ngāti Awa Ngāti Pūkeko, Ngāti Tonu Whakatāne, 16 June 1840
16 Mokai Mōkai Ngāti Awa? Ngāti Pūkeko? Whakatāne, 16 June 1840
17 Mato Mato Ngāti Awa? Whakatāne, 16 June 1840
18 Tarawatewate Tuarāwhati Ngāti Awa? Whakatāne, 16 June 1840
19 Tunui Tūnui Ngāti Awa Ngāti Pūkeko Whakatāne, 16 June 1840
20 Taupiri Taupiri Ngāti Awa Ngāti Pūkeko? Whakatāne, 16 June 1840
21 Haukakawa Haukākawa Ngāti Awa? Whakatāne, 16 June 1840
22 Piariari Pīariari Ngāti Awa? Whakatāne, 16 June 1840
23 Matatehokia Matatēhokia Ngāti Awa? Whakatāne, 16 June 1840
24 Rewa Rewa Ngāti Awa? Whakatāne, 16 June 1840
25 Tupara Tūpara Ngāti Awa? Ngāti Pūkeko? Whakatāne, 16 June 1840
26 Mokai Mōkai Ngāti Awa? Ngāti Pūkeko? Whakatāne, 16 June 1840