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
4Sheet 5 — The Tauranga SheetTe HuiTīpene Te HuiNgāi Te RangiTe Whānau ā TauwhaoTauranga 10 April-May 1840

Tīpene Te Hui, the son of Kōraki and father of Reneti Te Whauwhau, signed Te Tiriti at Tauranga in April or May 1840. In 1838 he was one of those who sold the Te Papa block to Alfred Brown and the Church Missionary Society. On 22 May 1842, he was badly wounded in fighting at Ōngare pā, Katikati. He died on 7 June, having been baptised by Alfred Brown a few days earlier.

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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