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THE ORIGINAL TREATY OF WAITANGI.
This is the document that was signed a Waitangi on the 6th of February 1840 and this wording became the only official text for the Treaty. The text was transcribed onto parchment by Reverend Richard Taylor on the evening of the 5th of February 1840, using Reverend Henry Williams' translation completed the previous night. The bottom third of the parchment document was sewn on at "Waitemata" (Auckland) on the 29th of February 1840 and contains the signatures of chiefs in that region. A day later Lieutenant Governor Hobson suffered a massive paralytic stroke.