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
10Sheet 6 — The Bay of Plenty (Fedarb) SheetHaupururangiTe AopururangiTe Whānau-a-ApanuiTe Whānau-a-Te EhutuTe Kaha 14 June 1840

Te Aopururangi signed the Bay of Plenty (Fedarb) sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi at Te Kaha on 14 June 1840. He was from the Te Whānau-a-Te Ehutu hapū (subtribe) of Te Whānau-a-Apanui.

In 1865, senior official Donald McLean described the now-elderly Te Aopururangi as a good example to his iwi because he had not supported the messengers seeking support for the Pai Mārire (Hauhau) movement.

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