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
96Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetE PakaPakaNgāpuhi?Ngāti Korokoro?Mangungu 12 February 1840

Paka signed the Waitangi sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi on 12 February 1840 at Mangungu in Hokianga. He may have been a rangatira (chief) of the Ngāti Korokoro hapū (subtribe) of the Ngāpuhi iwi (tribe).

Paka may have been the son of Tāhuhunui-o-rangi and Whāiti, and the father of Hākiro by his wife Hinepapa.


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How to cite this page

'Paka', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/1-96, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 17-Jun-2016

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