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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
26 Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Taura Taura Ngāpuhi? Ngāti Hine Bay of Islands, Date unknown

Taura signed the Waitangi sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi in the Bay of Islands on an unknown date in 1840. He may have been a rangatira (chief) of the Ngāti Hine hapū (subtribe) of Ngāpuhi.

Taura was killed at Mawhekairangi. [1]

[1] T. Lindsay Buick, The Treaty of Waitangi: or, how New Zealand became a British colony, Mackay, Wellington, 1914, p. 204

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