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
4Sheet 9 — The East Coast SheetTurukiTe TūrukiRongowhakaataNgāti MaruTūranga 5-12 May 1840

Te Tūruki signed the East Coast sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi between 5 and 12 May 1840 at Tūranga (now Gisborne). Te Tūruki was from the Ngāti Maru hapū (subtribe) of Rongowhakaata.

This may have been Te Tua-o-te-Rangi, the son of Te Retimana.

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