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
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 the Treaty of 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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How to cite this page

'Hōhepa Te Ōtene Pura', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/1-70, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 17-Jun-2016

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