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
28Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetTerohaTe RohaNgāpuhiTe ParawhauBay of Islands 13? May 1840

Te Roha signed the Waitangi sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi in the Bay of Islands, possibly on 13 May 1840. The younger brother of Te Tirarau Kūkupa and Taurau Kūkupa, Te Roha was a rangatira (chief) of Te Parawhau of the Ngāpuhi iwi (tribe). He and his brothers were recorded as giving their consent to the treaty ‘willingly’.

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Posted: 02 Nov 2018

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