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Te Kauwhata

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
68 Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Te Kauwata Te Kauwhata Ngāti Wai Waitangi, 6 February 1840

Te Kauwhata was a chief from Whangaruru, south of the Bay of Islands, who signed the Treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840. He married Huke, who was from a senior Whangaruru family.  

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