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
96Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) SheetWitiopaiWhitiopaiNgāti RaukawaManawatū 26 May 1840

Whitiopai signed the Cook Strait (Henry Williams) sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi on 26 May 1840 in Manawatū. He was a rangatira (chief) of Ngāti Raukawa. Reverend Rawiri Te Wanui was his cousin.

Whitiopai was baptised on 26 January 1842 by the missionary Octavius Hadfield. He died at Ōtaki in 1858.

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