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
89Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetTe PanaTe Pana RukaNgāpuhiTe RoroaMangungu 12 February 1840
Te Pana Ruka signed the Treaty of Waitangi on 12 February 1840 at Mangungu, Hokianga. He was the son of Te Whitu from Te Roroa ki Waipoua and Ngāti Pou ki Waimamaku. His mother, Taharua, was Ngāpuhi from the Ngāti Hineira ki Taiāmai hapū (subtribe).
 
Te Pana lived mainly at Waimamaku and Waipoua. With his wife, Inatauke, he had sons named Peneti Pana and Ngākuru Pana.

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How to cite this page

'Te Pana Ruka', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/1-89, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 13-Jun-2016

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