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
69Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetTuirangiTuhirangiNgāpuhiTe Matarahurahu, Ngāti Rāhiri, Ngāi TawakeWaitangi 6 February 1840

Tuhirangi, who signed the Treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840 at Waitangi, is believed to have been the elder brother of Hōne Heke Pōkai. The two brothers sold the land which is now the Treaty Grounds at Waitangi.


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How to cite this page

'Tuhirangi', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/1-69, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 17-Jun-2016

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