|Surrender of the Ngaiterangi at Te Papa, Watercolour by H.G. Robley|
Ref: A-033-010. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.
Scene at Tauranga, with Ngati Rangi bringing in their arms and the arms of British soldiers captured in battle, after the battle of Gate Pa. The White Ensign is flying on a flagpole. A large group of Maori is seated, with their leader, Hori Ngatai standing in the centre and speaking. The captured British swords are plunged into the ground close to the table where the peace agreement is being signed. A two-storied European house at upper left and another house in the backgroundThe Alexander Turnbull Library has a date of 25th July 1864 for this water colour, so the meeting depicted may have taken place a little earlier than the formal ceremony.
Bellamy, A C (ed.) (1982) Tauranga 1882-1982, Tauranga: Tauranga City Council [Courtesy of Stephanie Smith].
Stokes, E. (1980) A History of Tauranga County, Palmerston North: Dunmore Press.