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
73Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetTawatanuiTawatanuiNgāpuhi?, Ngāti Wai?Te Kapotai? Ngāti Tautahi? Te Uri Taniwha?Bay of Islands Date unknown

Tawatanui signed the Waitangi sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi in the Bay of Islands on an unknown date in 1840. He may have been a rangatira (chief) of the Te Kapotai, Ngāti Tautahi and Te Uri Taniwha hapū (subtribes) of Ngāpuhi, and possibly also belonged to Ngāti Wai.

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