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
149Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetPeroPeroNgāpuhi?Mangungu 12 February 1840

Pero signed the Treaty of Waitangi on 12 February 1840 at Mangungu, Hokianga.

Miria Simpson notes, ‘Two people named Pero signed at Hokianga … One is reputed to be the son of Te Kanawa of Waikato. The other was from Ngati Paoa of Hauraki.’ [1]


[1] Miria Simpson, Nga tohu o te Tiriti: making a mark, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 1990, p. 26


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How to cite this page

'Pero', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/1-149, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 17-Jun-2016

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