Nga Tohu

In 1840 more than 500 chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document. Ngā Tohu, when complete, will contain a biographical sketch of each signatory.


SignatureSheetSigned asProbable nameTribeHapūSigning Occasion
175Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetHare Popata WahaHāre Pōpata WākaTe Rarawa, Ngāti KahuKaitote, Te Patukoraha, Ngāi TarangaKaitāia 28 April 1840

Hāre Pōpata Wāka signed the Treaty of Waitangi on 28 April 1840 at Kaitāia. According to the historian T. Lindsay Buick he died in 1862. [1]

[1] T. Lindsay Buick, The Treaty of Waitangi: or, how New Zealand became a British colony, Mackay, Wellington, 1914, p. 206

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