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
81Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) SheetKiharoaKiharoaNgāti RaukawaNgāti Pare, Ngāti HuiaŌtaki? 19 May 1840

This could be either Te Moroati Kiharoa or his father, Kiharoa. In 1844 Te Moroati Kiharoa was noted as one of the principal rangatira of Ngāti Raukawa at Ōtaki, along with Te Whatanui. In 1860 he wrote to Governor Gore Browne asking that prospective purchasers get land surveyed so that its value was known before a price was offered.

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