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
19Sheet 5 — The Tauranga SheetKapaKapaNgāti RanginuiNgāi TamarāwahoTauranga 10 April-May 1840

Kapa signed Te Tiriti at Tauranga in April or May 1840, writing his own name. He was the son of Waikawa and the only rangatira from Ngāti Ranginui to sign the Treaty. In 1839 he signed the second deed of sale of Te Papa block to Alfred Brown and the Church Missionary Society.

For further information and sources see Debbie McCauley, The Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga: Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Tauranga Moana

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