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
33Sheet 9 — The East Coast SheetTe KauruoterangiTe Kauru-o-te-rangiNgāti PorouWhakawhitira Waiapu 25-31 May 1840

Te Kauru-o-te-rangi signed the East Coast sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi between 25 and 31 May 1840 at Whakawhitirā, Waiapu. The Ngāti Porou rangatira (chief) was descended from Ruawaipū and lived at Waiapu. Te Kauru-o-te-rangi is said to have died in battle at Te Pakake in 1824; this may have been the signatory’s father.


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How to cite this page

'Te Kauru-o-te-rangi', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/signatory/9-33, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 29-Jun-2016

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