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
18Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) SheetTe Wakatauranga Te WhakataurangaNgāti TamaPort Nicholson 29 April 1840

Te Whakatauranga signed Te Tiriti at Port Nicholson on 29 April 1840. He was a rangatira of Kaiwharawhara, one of the first kāinga established around Wellington Harbour by Ngāti Tama and Ngāti Mutunga migrants from Taranaki who came on the Nihoputa migration in 1824. He might also have lived at Waiwhetū.

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