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
88Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetReweriRēwiri Te TukiataNgāpuhiNgāti Korokoro?Mangungu 12 February 1840

 Te Tukiata signed the Treaty of Waitangi on 12 February 1840 at Mangungu, Hokianga. He was a rangatira (chief) of Hokianga.

In the mid-19th century Rēwiri Te Tukiata sent a specially composed waiata (chant or song) to Governor George Grey.

Rēwiri may have been the son of signatory 97, Wharekōrero.


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How to cite this page

'Rēwiri Te Tukiata', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/1-88, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 17-Jun-2016

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