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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.


Signature Sheet Signed as Probable name Tribe Hapū Signing Occasion
111 Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) Sheet Kiha Kiha Te Āti Awa? Waikanae, 16 May 1840

Kiha signed the Cook Strait (Henry Williams) sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi on 16 May 1840 at Waikanae.

This may have been Kiharoa, a rangatira (chief) of Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Pane and Ngāti Tūranga who lived in Ōtaki. Kiharoa was married to Karerina Te Kaiwhaka and was the father of Te Moroati Kiharoa. He died on 4 July 1852 at Kāpiti.


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