Hori Kingi Te Anaua


Te Ati Haunui a Paparangi, Ngāti Ruaka (? - 1868)

Iwi map  -Hori Kingi Te AnauaIWI / HAPU AFFILIATIONS

Hori Kingi Te Anaua belonged to the Putiki Wharanui people whose marae was near the mouth of the Whanganui River.  His father was Te Aewa from Te Ati Haunui a Paparangi; and his mother was Titia from Te Arawa.

Te Anaua was a leader of the Ngāti Ruaka people of Te Ati Haunui a Paparangi. He signed the Treaty of Waitangi1 at Whanganui in 1840. He was baptised at Putiki on Christmas Day 1842 by missionary John Mason and took the name Hori Kingi or George King. In 1848 he was appointed a magistrate and in the 1860s an assessor for the Crown.

Hori Kingi Te Anaua represented his people at the 1869 Kohimarama meeting of Māori chiefs along with other Whanganui rangatira such as Te Mawae Hoani Wi Hipango, Mete Kingi, Tamati Wiremu, Kawana Paepae and Hori Kerei.2 Te Anaua died at Putiki on 18 September 1868, and was buried at Korowhata Hill, overlooking Putiki, on 23 September. He is thought to have been about 75 years of age when he died.3


  1. John Wilson, ‘Government and nation – The origins of Nationhood’, Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 3 March 2009, accessed 24 February 2010.
  2. THE GREAT MEETING OF NATIVE CHIEFS, Wellington Independent, Volume XVI, Issue 1451, 4 September 1860, p 5, Papers Past, accessed 25 March 2010.
  3. Steven Oliver, 'Te Anaua, Hori Kingi ? - 1868', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, updated 22 June 2007, accessed 24 February 2010.
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