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Kepa Waha

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.


Signature Sheet Signed as Probable name Tribe Hapū Signing Occasion
210 Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Kepa Waha Kepa Waha Kaitāia, 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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