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
72Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetTuhakuahaTūwhakawahaNgāpuhiNgāi TawakeWaitangi 6 February 1840

Tūwhakawaha signed the Waitangi sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840. He was from the Ngāi Tawake hapū (subtribe) of Ngāpuhi.

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'Tūwhakawaha', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 13-Jun-2016

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