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
26Sheet 6 — The Bay of Plenty (Fedarb) SheetMokaiMōkaiNgāti Awa?Ngāti Pūkeko?Whakatāne 16 June 1840

Mōkai signed the Bay of Plenty (Fedarb) sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi at Whakatāne on 16 June 1840. He was the second Mōkai to sign on this occasion. He may have been a rangatira (chief) of the Ngāti Pūkeko hapū (subtribe) of the Ngāti Awa iwi (tribe).


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'Mōkai', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 24-Jun-2016

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