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
132Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetWiremu WhangaroaWiremu WhangaroaNgāpuhi, Te RoroaNgāti PouMangungu 12 February 1840

Wiremu Whangaroa signed the Treaty of Waitangi on 12 February 1840 at Mangungu, Hokianga. He was a rangatira (chief) of Te Roroa and the son of Te Hukeumu, a famous warrior. He adopted the name ‘Whangaroa’ to remember the expulsion of Ngāti Pou from Whangaroa in 1827 by Hongi Hika.


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How to cite this page

'Wiremu Whangaroa', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/1-132, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 13-Jun-2016

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