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
21Sheet 5 — The Tauranga SheetHoani AnetaHoani Āneta Ngāi Te RangiTauranga 10 April-May 1840

Hoani Āneta signed the Tauranga sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi at Tauranga, probably in April 1840. He was a Ngāi Te Rangi rangatira (chief) and a mission assistant for Alfred Brown of the Anglican Church Missionary Society (CMS) in Tauranga. As well as signing the treaty, Āneta acted as a witness along with CMS missionaries Henry Taylor and James Stack.

For further information and sources see Debbie McCauley, Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Taurangi:

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