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
5Sheet 5 — The Tauranga SheetTe paetuiTe PaetuiNgāi Te RangiNgāi TūkairangiTauranga 10 April-May 1840

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

Pae-tui, a Ngāi Te Rangi rangatira, was killed in 1842 at Ō-ngere after Tāraia Ngākuti led a taua (war party) of Ngāti Maru to this pā (fortified village) to seek utu (to restore the balance) for insulting letters sent from Tauranga.

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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