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
13Sheet 3 — The Waikato-Manukau SheetMaikukuMaikūkūWaikatoNgāti Te Ata Waikato Heads Late March or early April 1840

Maikūkū signed the Waikato-Manukau sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi in late March or early April 1840 at Waikato Heads. He was a Ngāti Te Ata rangatira (chief). He was the son of Kopa and Rangi-ngā-epa, and father of Rāhapa.

Maikūkū was at an attack against Ngāti Maru, probably around 1830. In 1837 Maikūkū was the first of 15 to sell the Te Tumu block in the Manukau district to James Hamlin, a missionary. 

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