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
79Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetTe KoroikoTe KorohikoNgāti TūwharetoaNgāti Te RangiitaWaitangi 6 February 1840

Te Korohiko accompanied Iwikau Te Heuheu to Waitangi with the missionary Henry Williams in January 1840. While Iwikau was reluctant, Te Korohiko was eager to go to Waitangi. Both men signed the Treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840 at Waitangi, although they did not have the authority to commit Ngāti Tūwharetoa in this way. Te Korohiko was a younger brother of Hōri Kīngi Tūpaea, who refused to sign the treaty.

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