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
210Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetKepa WahaKepa WahaKaitāia 28 April 1840

Kepa Waha signed the Treaty of Waitangi on 28 April 1840 at Kaitāia.

Kepa Waha’s name appears in the records of a number land purchases in the Far North before the treaty was signed. Kepa Waha and Rāwiri Tiro – described by the Waitangi Tribunal as ‘fighting chiefs’ – were stationed by Nōpera Pana-kareao at the Kaitāia mission station to protect the missionaries.

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