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
238Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetHakeHakeNgāpuhiTe UrikapanaRussell 5 August 1840

Hake signed the Waitangi sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi on 5 August 1840 at Russell (later called Ōkiato). He was a rangatira (chief) of the Te Urikapana hapū (subtribe) of Ngāpuhi. 

In 1831 Hake and three others sold the Karaka block in Paihia, Bay of Islands, to Reverend Henry Williams on behalf of the Church Missionary Society. They received three blankets, three plane irons, two iron pots, three combs, two hoes, three knives, one spade, two pounds of tobacco, two axes, three pairs of scissors, two adzes and six pipes. In 1836 Hake was one of four who sold the Whakanekeneke block in Hokianga to the missionary George Clarke on behalf of the Church Missionary Society. The price was 30 blankets, £30, 10 spades and a horse.

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Wayne Stokes

Posted: 02 Jul 2018

Signed first at Mangungungu, Horeke 12 Feb

Wayne Stokes

Posted: 02 Jul 2018

Also known as Haki Taipa also recorded as Te Kawhena in government census. Chief of Ngarehauata/Te Uri Kapana. Nephew in law Pouri was killed alongside Taura Kawiti’s son at the Puketutu Battle.