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
17Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) SheetPakaPamarihi Paka? / Wī Hape Pākau?Te Āti Awa?Ngāti Tāwhirikura? Port Nicholson 29 April 1840

Paka signed Te Tiriti at Port Nicholson on 29 April 1840. The identity of Paka is unclear. Sources suggest it could be either Pamarihi Paka or Wī Hape Pākau, both Te Āti Awa rangatira.

Other sources say that Wī Hape Pākau is the Pakau who signed this sheet at Manawatū (see signatory number 95).

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