Rahui Papa: Tainui and He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tirani
- Date: Tuesday, 29 October, 2019
1:10pm to 2:00pm
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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Te Wherowhero and the signing of He Whakaputanga
The final party to sign He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tirani — The Declaration of Independence of New Zealand was Te Wherowhero of Tainui, who signed on 22 July 1839.
Rahui Papa will discuss the circumstances surrounding the signing by Te Wherowhero, the Tainui view of the Declaration, and subsequent events in Tainui and New Zealand history.
About the speaker
Rahui Papa (Tainui) grew up on and around his marae and papakāinga of Pōhara, in the Waikato. He has worked in broadcasting, teaching, and has served as a director and trustee on many boards. He is perhaps best known as an expert orator and a recognised authority on Waikato reo, tikanga, and tribal history.