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
50Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetTe TawaewaeTe TāwaewaeNgāti WaiNgāti ManuBay of Islands probably Date unknown

Te Tāwaewae signed the Waitangi sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi on an unknown date in 1840, probably in the Bay of Islands. He was a rangatira (chief) of the Ngāti Manu hapū (subtribe) of Ngāti Wai.

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'Te Tāwaewae', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 10-Jun-2016

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