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
231Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetKaramuKaramūNgāti PāoaKaraka Bay? 9 July 1840

Karamū signed the Waitangi sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi on 9 July 1840 in Tāmaki (Auckland), possibly at Karaka Bay. He was a Ngāti Pāoa rangatira (chief). 

In 1853 he and Te Kupenga sold the island of Pōnui in the Auckland district to the Crown for £100.


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How to cite this page

'Karamū', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/1-231, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 15-Jun-2016

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