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
207Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetEreonoraEreonoraTe RarawaKaitāia 28 April 1840

Ereonora (Eleanor) was a Te Rarawa woman of mana who signed the Treaty of Waitangi on 28 April 1840 at Kaitāia. She signed opposite the signature of her husband, Nōpera Pana-kareao.

Ereonora’s father was Pāpāhia of Hokianga. She played an important role in spreading Christianity within her tribe. Ereonora died in 1848.

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