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

SignatureSheetSigned asProbable nameTribeHapūSigning Occasion
68Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetTe KauwataTe KauwhataNgāti WaiWaitangi 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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How to cite this page

'Te Kauwhata', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/1-68, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 17-Jun-2016

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