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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
220 Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Ru Kaitāia, 28 April 1840

Rū signed the Treaty of Waitangi on 28 April 1840 at Kaitāia. He was a rangatira (chief) from Karikari. He died in 1862 from typhoid fever.


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