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
11Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) SheetTe PuakaweWiremu Kīngi Te PuakaweTe Āti AwaTe Matehou? Port Nicholson 29 April 1840

Wiremu Kīngi Te Puakawe (also spelt Puwhakawe) signed Te Tiriti at Port Nicholson on 29 April 1840. In 1845, he was said to be one of the three leading rangatira at the port of Wellington.

He was one of four sons of Kūrae Puakawe, a rangatira from Wellington who died on 10 February 1840.

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