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
20Sheet 5 — The Tauranga SheetTe haere roaTe HaereroaNgāi Te RangiTauranga 10 April-May 1840

Te Haereroa, the son of Tangatahē and husband of Hinenehu, signed Te Tiriti at Tauranga in April or May 1840. His son Tahu signed the first and second deeds of sale for Te Papa block to the Church Missionary Society in 1838 and 1839.

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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