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
80Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetIwikauIwikau Te Heuheu Tūkino IIINgāti TūwharetoaNgāti TūrumakinaWaitangi 6 February 1840

Iwikau Te Heuheu signed the Waitangi sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840 at Waitangi, although he did not have authority to commit Ngāti Tūwharetoa to the agreement. His brother Mananui disowned his signing later that year, but Iwikau’s signature remained on the treaty.


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