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
100Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) SheetNgaraurekauNgā-raurēkauTe Āti Awa?Waikanae 16 May 1840

Ngā-raurēkau signed the Cook Strait (Henry Williams) sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi on 16 May 1840 at Waikanae. He may have been from Te Āti Awa.

In 1860 Riwai te Ahu wrote to the Superintendent of Wellington Province to inform him that Ngā-raurēkau had moved from Waikanae to Waitara to keep possession of it, fearing that Ngāti Maniapoto might return to Taranaki. [1]


[1] ‘III. The Points in Dispute’, The Taranaki Question, Sir William Martin, p. 41

 


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How to cite this page

'Ngā-raurēkau', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/8-100, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 28-Jun-2016

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