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Hōhepa Te Ōtene Pura

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
70 Sheet 1 — The Waitangi Sheet Hohepa Otene Hōhepa Te Ōtene Pura Ngāpuhi Te Uri Māhoe, Te Uri Kōpura, Ngāti Tama, Te Kohatutaka, Ngāpuhi Waitangi, 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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