Rere-ō-maki

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Rere-ō-maki (died 1868) was a New Zealand tribal leader. Of Māori descent, she identified with the Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi iwi. She was born along the Whanganui River in New Zealand. She was the sister of Te Anaua, a leader of Ngāti Ruaka, a subtribe of Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi. She was the mother of military leader Te Keepa Te Rangihiwinui, also known as Major Kemp.[1]

Rere-ō-maki is one of the few known women to have signed the Treaty of Waitangi, she did so on 23 May 1840 in Whanganui.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilkie, Ruth. "Rere-o-maki". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Rere-ō-maki". Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 25 May 2016.