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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
115 Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) Sheet Pehi Pēhi Te Āti Awa? Waikanae, 16 May 1840

Pēhi signed the Cook Strait (Henry Williams) sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi on 16 May 1840 at Waikanae. Henry Williams, the missionary who witnessed the treaty signing, recorded that he was a principal rangatira (chief). Pēhi may have been the uncle of Te Rauparaha.


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