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
17Sheet 9 — The East Coast SheetTe HoreTe HoriRongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-a-MāhakiTūranga 5-12 May 1840

Te Hori signed the East Coast sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi between 5 and 12 May 1840 at Tūranga (Gisborne). He was a rangatira (chief) with connections to the Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki and Rongowhakaata iwi (tribes).

This may have been Matenga te Hore, who was one of the carvers of the Te Hau-ki Tūranga marae (meeting house) in 1842–3.


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