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.


Signing

SignatureSheetSigned asProbable nameTribeHapūSigning Occasion
41Sheet 9 — The East Coast SheetTe MokopuorongoParatene Te MokopūōrongoNgāti PorouTe Whānau-a-RuataupareTokomaru 9 June 1840

Paratene Te Mokopūōrongo signed the East Coast sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi on 9 June 1840 at Tokomaru Bay. Born in the first decade of the 19th century, he was the son of Whakarua and Te Wakaha. His wife Turuhira Ngautuara bore Harata Poiwa.

Paratene was a leader of the Kīngitanga supporters on the East Coast. He died at Tokomaru Bay in 1865.


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How to cite this page

'Paratene Te Mokopūōrongo', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/9-41, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 29-Jun-2016

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