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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
54 Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) Sheet Nga Kirikiri Ngākirikiri Queen Charlotte Sound, 4-5 May 1840

Ngākirikiri signed Te Tiriti at Queen Charlotte Sound on 5 May 1840. The identity of Ngākirikiri is uncertain. Some historians say this could be Matina Ngākirikiri, a Te Āti Awa wahine rangatira who was married to Hēnare Te Keha and lived at Golden Bay. Other sources say this could be Ngākirikiri, a male rangatira of Te Āti Awa who was the son of Te Kāra.


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