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
239Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetKanawaKanawaNgāpuhiTe Urikapana, Ngāti HauataRussell 5 August 1840

Kanawa signed the Waitangi sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi  on 5 August 1840 at Russell (now Ōkiato). He was a rangatira (chief) from the Te Urikapana and Ngāti Hauata hapū (subtribes) of Ngāpuhi.


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How to cite this page

'Kanawa', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/1-239, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 15-Jun-2016

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