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
14Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) SheetMohiroaTe Ropiha MoturoaTe Āti AwaTe Matehou Port Nicholson 29 April 1840

Te Ropiha Moturoa signed Te Tiriti at Port Nicholson on 29 April 1840.

His two brothers came to Te Whanganui-a-Tara with Ngāti Mutunga in 1827. Moturoa held land near Aro Street and at Pipitea Pā but he mainly lived on a section in Moturoa Street in Thorndon, where he had a weatherboard house and grew potatoes. He took the name Te Ropiha (Hobbs) after his baptism.

Moturoa and his first wife Ahinga had one daughter, who married a whaler and lived in England.

See also Wellington City Council, Nga Tupuna o Te Whanganui-a-Tara: Volume 1, Wellington City Council & Wellington Tenths Trust, 2005, p. 13


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How to cite this page

'Te Ropiha Moturoa', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/8-14, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 3-Jul-2018

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