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.


Signing

SignatureSheetSigned asProbable nameTribeHapūSigning Occasion
5Sheet 6 — The Bay of Plenty (Fedarb) SheetRangihaerepoRangihaerepōTe WhakatōheaTe Ūpokorehe, Ngāi Tamahaua Ōpōtiki 27-28 May 1840

Rangihaerepō signed the Bay of Plenty (Fedarb) sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi at Ōpōtiki on 27 or 28 May 1840. He asked the trader James Fedarb, who was travelling with the treaty sheet, to mark a cross next to his name to show that he was a Catholic.

Rangihaerepō was among the chiefs who sold the Pākihi block at Ōpōtiki to the Church Missionary Society on 27 January 1840.

By the time Te Aporotanga died in 1866, Rangihaerepō, along with most of the important Te Whakatōhea rangatira (chiefs), had already died.


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How to cite this page

'Rangihaerepō', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/6-5, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 23-Jun-2016

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