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Te Tara

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
229 Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Te Tara Te Tara Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Wai? Ngāti Manu Bay of Islands, Date unknown

Te Tara signed the Waitangi sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi on an unknown date in 1840 in the Bay of Islands. He was a Ngāti Manu rangatira (chief) from Kawakawa, and may have also been connected to Ngāti Wai.


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