|DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 1835 p2 of 3
ARTICLE 4 Emergence as a Sovereign Nation with International Alliances
Ka mea matou kia tuhituhia he pukapuka ki te ritenga o teneo o to matou wakaputanga nei ki te Kingi o Ingarani hei kawe
atu i to matou aroha, nana hoki i wakaae ki te Kara mo matou. A na te mea ka atawai matou ka tiaki i nga pakeha e noho
nei i uta, e rere mai ana ki te hokohoko, koia ka mea ai matou ki te Kingi kia waiho hei matua ki a matou i to matou
Tamarikitanga kei wakakahoretia to matou Rangatiratanga.
1.1. Decoding of Text
(... continuing process of letting people know about earlier discussions and meetings..)
A no te mea - Because,
Signatures and Marks (35) followed: Paerata, Ururoa, Hare Hongi, Hemi Kepa Tupe, Ware Poaka, Waikato, Pitore, Moka, Warerahi, Rewa, Wai, Reweti
Atuahaere, A......, Wiremu Teti Tauriai?, Te nana, Pi, Kaua, Tareha, Kawiti, Pumuka, Ke keae, Te Kamara, Pomare, Wiwia, Te Pao, Maripo, Kopiri, Warau,
Ngere, Moetara, Hiamoe, Pukututu, Te Peha, Honene Wiremu Heke.
Witnesses : John Busby, British Resident; James Clendon, United States Consul; George Clarke, Henry Williams, Missionary CMS; Gilbert Mair, Merchant.
|SUMMARY OF ARTICLE 4
|It does not take much to know who is speaking here. Note too the Kai tuhituhi is Eruera Pare a 14
|The gifting, pre-1835 Wakaputanga, was in response to a meeting with King William IV in which rangatira expressed their displeasure at having their trading
vessel boarded, cargo confiscated and persons dumped by a ship flying the flag of the English admiralty. The gifting, protections and privileges implicit in the
gift balanced the offence.