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
3Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) SheetTungiaTūngiaNgāti ToaNgāti Te MaunuPort Nicholson 29 April 1840

Tūngia signed Te Tiriti at Port Nicholson on 29 April 1840. He lived at Ngaiopiko at the northern end of Kapiti Island. He was married to Rere-o-maki, who also signed this sheet. Their children were Kēpa and Ōriwia Te Aka. Tūngia migrated to Kapiti in the early 1820s with the migration of Ngāti Toa from Kāwhia under Te Rauparaha.


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How to cite this page

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

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