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.


Signing

SignatureSheetSigned asProbable nameTribeHapūSigning Occasion
17Sheet 5 — The Tauranga SheetTe MakoTe MakoNgāi Te RangiTauranga 10 April-May 1840

Te Mako signed the Tauranga sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi in April or May 1840 at Tauranga. He was a Ngāi Te Rangi rangatira (chief).

For further information and sources see Debbie McCauley, Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Taurangi: http://tauranga.kete.net.nz/tauranga_local_history/topics/show/2423


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How to cite this page

'Te Mako', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/5-17, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 9-Nov-2017

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