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
32Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetTakiriTākiriTe Rarawa? Ngāpuhi?Ngāti Nanenane?Bay of Islands probably Date unknown

Tākiri signed the Waitangi sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi on an unknown date in 1840, probably in the Bay of Islands. He may have been of the Ngāti Nanenane hapū (subtribe) of Ngāpuhi, or of Te Rarawa.

Tākiri was the first northern chief to fell kauri spars for the British.

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