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
5Sheet 9 — The East Coast SheetMaronuiMaronuiRongowhakaataNgāti KaipohoTūranga 5-12 May 1840

Maronui signed the East Coast sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi between 5 and 12 May 1840 at Tūranga (now Gisborne). He was from the Ngāti Kaipoho hapū (subtribe) of the Rongowhakaata iwi (tribe).

Maronui composed an oriori (lullaby) for his grandchild, Rua-tapu-nui.


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'Maronui', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 28-Jun-2016

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