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
36Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetTe TaiNgāniho Te TaiTe RarawaNgāti Te Rēinga, Te KaitūtaeBay of Islands probably Date unknown

Ngāniho Te Tai was the son of Muriwhenua and Ngākahuwhero, sister of Pāpāhia, who also signed the Treaty of Waitangi. They both most likely signed the treaty in the Bay of Islands, on an unknown date in 1840.

Ngāniho and his cousin Wī (Wiremu) Tana Pāpāhia were among the Te Rarawa chiefs who signed a peace treaty with Ngāpuhi on 13 June 1868. In 1870 he was described as one of the leading chiefs of Te Rarawa. 

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