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
15Sheet 3 — The Waikato-Manukau SheetHoana RiutotoHoana RiutotoWaikatoNgāti Mahuta Waikato Heads Late March or early April 1840

Hoana Riutoto was one of two women who signed the Waikato-Manukau treaty sheet at Waikato Heads at the end of March or beginning of April 1840. From Ngāti Mahuta at Kāwhia, she was an ancestor of both Kīngitanga (Māori King movement) leader Te Puea Hērangi and land rights campaigner Eva Rickard.

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