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
126Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetKaitoke MuriwhaiKaitoke MuriwaiNgāpuhiTe Hikutū, Ngāti Pare, Ngāti Kawhare? Te Popoto?Mangungu 12 February 1840

Kaitoke Muriwai (possibly also known as Wata Kaitoke Muriwai) signed the Treaty of Waitangi on 12 February 1840 at Mangungu, Hokianga.

In 1858 Kaitoke met Governor Thomas Gore Browne and said to him: ‘Welcome. Behold the tide which ebbs and flows in Hokianga. It is yours, will you clothe it?’ [1] (‘Haere mai, kahore he kupu; mou a Hokianga; mou te tai e pari nei, mau e whakakakahu te tai nei.’ [2])

 


[1] Quoted in Te Karere Maori – the Maori Messenger, February 1858, p. 14

[2] Quoted in Te Karere Maori – the Maori Messenger, February 1858, p. 13


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How to cite this page

'Kaitoke Muriwai', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/1-126, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 17-Jun-2016

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