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
3Sheet 7 — The Herald (Bunbury) SheetPuakangaPuakangaNgāti Whanaunga?Coromandel 4 May 1840

Puakanga signed the Herald (Bunbury) sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi on 4 May 1840 at Coromandel Harbour.

In December 1839 Puakanga was among those to sign the sale of the Te Kopu block in the Coromandel district to John Webster. [1]

[1] Maori Deeds of Old Private Land Purchases in New Zealand, From the Year 1815 to 1840, with Pre-Emptive and Other Claims

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