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
36Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) SheetRewaTāmati Wairuakīngi Ngārewa Te Āti AwaNgāti HinetuhiQueen Charlotte Sound 4-5 May 1840

Tāmati Ngārewa signed Te Tiriti at Queen Charlotte Sound on 4 May 1840. He was described on the Treaty sheet by Henry Williams as a ‘principal rangatira’. He led the hapū of Ngāti Hinetuhi, who came originally from Urenui, in North Taranaki.

At the time of the Treaty he was living at Anahou in Queen Charlotte Sound. In the mid 1850s the hapū shifted to a reserve at Port Gore, a bay close to the northern tip of the Marlborough Sounds.

 

If you have more information about this treaty signatory please add a community contribution below or contact us at webqueries@mch.govt.nz.

How to cite this page

'Tāmati Wairuakīngi Ngārewa ', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/8-36, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 3-Jul-2018

Community contributions

No comments have been posted about Tāmati Wairuakīngi Ngārewa

What do you know?

Can you tell us more about the information on this page? Perhaps you have a related experience you would like to share?

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Comments will be reviewed prior to posting. Not all comments posted. Tell me more...