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.


SignatureSheetSigned asProbable nameTribeHapūSigning Occasion
70Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetHohepa OteneHōhepa Te Ōtene PuraNgāpuhiTe Uri Māhoe, Te Uri Kōpura, Ngāti Tama, Te Kohatutaka, NgāpuhiWaitangi 6 February 1840

Hōhepa Te Ōtene Pura, from Mangamuka, Hokianga, signed Te Tiriti o Waitangi on 6 February 1840. Hōhepa married Rihi, the daughter of Te Rarawa chief Pōroa. During the Northern War of 1845–46 he and his people sided with government forces against Hōne Heke Pōkai.

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Posted: 27 Jun 2022

My Tupuna signed on the 12th February at Mangnugu with othe Chief of the Hokianga


Posted: 06 Dec 2021

My great great great great grandfather signed Te Tiriti not The Treaty