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
21Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) SheetRawiAperahama Rawi Ngāti TamaPort Nicholson 29 April 1840

Rawi signed the Cook Strait (Henry Williams) sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi on 29 April 1840 at Port Nicholson, Wellington. This is probably Aperahama Rawi, who signed the Enclosure No. 9 ‘Release from the Kaiwarawara natives to the New Zealand Company’ in 1844. [1]

[1] ‘(Enclosure no. 9) – Release from the Kaiwarara natives to the New Zealand Company’, Maori Deeds of Old Private Land Purchases in New Zealand, From the Year 1815 to 1840, with Pre-Emptive and Other Claims, H. Hanson Turton

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