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
8Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetWikiteneHikiteneNgāti Wai?Te Kapotai?Waitangi 6 February 1840

Hikitene, who signed the Treaty of Waitangi at Waitangi on 6 February 1840, is thought to have been a chief of Te Kapotai at Waikare in the Bay of Islands.

Hikitene was allied with Te Ruki Kawiti and fought alongside him in 1846. Like a number of other important chiefs, including Kawiti, Hōri Kīngi and Te Haratua, he is mentioned in a tau (chant) about the battle of Ruapekapeka

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