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Tukupunga

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.

Signing

Signature Sheet Signed as Probable name Tribe Hapū Signing Occasion
54 Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Tukupunga Tukupunga Ngāpuhi? Te Parawhau? Te Uriroroi? Ngāi Tāhuhu? Bay of Islands probably, Date unknown

Tukupunga 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 a rangatira (chief) of the Te Parawhau, Te Uriroroi and Ngāi Tāhuhu hapū (subtribes) of Ngāpuhi.

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