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.

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'Te Keha', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/3-27, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 3-Nov-2017

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Taruke Thomson

Posted: 24 Mar 2018

Te Keha was a Ngati Naho man of high rank, he married Whariki of Ngati Whakamarurangi a hapu of Ngati Haua. They lived at Te Makaka, on the north side of Aotea harbour. Te Aho Wharepu was one of his sons, he was taken prisoner at Rangiriri and held without trial on Kawau Island along with more than 200 other prisoners. Kopuera, his older brother managed to evade capture and flee to the safety of Maniapoto along with Tawhiao, Tamati Ngaporo and others.