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
92Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) SheetTe ToheTe ToheNgāi Te Upokoiri?Manawatū 26 May 1840

Te Tohe signed the Cook Strait (Henry Williams) sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi on 26 May 1840 in the Manawatū. This may have been Matiti Te Tohe, of Ngāi Te Upokoiri, who was given land at Pahianui by Te Whatanui. He then gave this land to Te Horohau, who was Hape’s father.

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