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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.


Signature Sheet Signed as Probable name Tribe Hapū Signing Occasion
55 Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Hara Hara Ngāpuhi Te Uri-o-Te-Hāwato, Ngāti Rangi Waitangi, 6 February 1840

Hara was a Ngāpuhi chief who signed the Treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840 at Waitangi. He also played an important role in convincing Te Hāpuku of Ngāti Kahungunu to sign the treaty. He may be the Hara who, along with 12 other northern chiefs, signed a letter to King William IV of England in 1831 asking for protection from the French. That Hara was listed as a chief of Ōhaeawai.

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