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.


SignatureSheetSigned asProbable nameTribeHapūSigning Occasion
6Sheet 9 — The East Coast SheetTe UrimaitaiŪiramaitaiTe Aitanga-a-HauitiTūranga 5-12 May 1840

Ūiramaitai signed the East Coast sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi between 5 and 12 May 1840 at Tūranga (now Gisborne). He was a Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti rangatira (chief).

In 1898 the Native Land Court validated certificates of title, including one for Te Uri Maitai for the Puhatikotiko No. 1 Block, which he had been paid £12 for in 1882.

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'Ūiramaitai ', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 28-Jun-2016

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