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
12Sheet 6 — The Bay of Plenty (Fedarb) SheetHaomaramaTe AomāramaTe Whānau-a-ApanuiTe Whānau-a-Te Ehutu, Ngāti Rahiri?Te Kaha 14 June 1840

Te Aomārama 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. He may also have belonged to the Ngāti Rāhiri hapū.

In 1859, Te Aomārama and Mohi led a group of Ngāti Rāhiri to Moturoa, where the chief Ihaia believed they would help strengthen the faction of Te Āti Awa led by himself and Teira which favoured selling land at Waitara. [1]

[1] 11 pages written 12 Dec 1859 by Robert Reid Parris, New Plymouth to Donald McLean

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