Story: Kawiti, Te Ruki

Hōne Heke, Te Ruki Kawiti and Hāriata Rongo

Hōne Heke, Te Ruki Kawiti and Hāriata Rongo

This watercolour shows Hōne Heke (centre), his wife Hāriata Rongo (left) and Ngāti Hine chief Te Ruki Kawiti. Heke and Kawiti both signed the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 – Heke on 6 February and Kawiti in May.

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Watercolour by Joseph Jenner Merrett

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How to cite this page:

Kene Hine Te Uira Martin. 'Kawiti, Te Ruki', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1k4/kawiti-te-ruki (accessed 26 February 2020)