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
24Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) SheetNgapapaNgāpapa Te KēpaNgāti TamaPort Nicholson 29 April 1840

Ngāpapa Te Kēpa signed the Treaty at Port Nicholson on 29 April 1840. His children by his first wife Aneta Te Oneone were Maraea (also known as Rangihaui) Kēpa and Wiremu Kēpa Ngāpapa. With his second wife Ramari, he had two sons, Kēpa Whare and Te Whiu Kēpa.

He was associated with the Pakuao kāinga in Thorndon, which was practically abandoned after the 1846 conflict between Te Rangihaeata and Governor Grey.

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