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AMOHAU, Anania  

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Martin Houlihan OWC
(@martin-houlihan-owc)
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I am trying find out about the life, achievements and whakapapa of Corporal Anaina AMOHAU. Anaina is credited with writing the words for the now famous song entitled 'Maori Battalion'in about 1940.
I believe the maori version of the chorus is recorded in 'Rikihana's Book'.
This book is also new to me, where can I get a copy?

Is there any connection between Anaina and Mere Amohau 1898-1978, Ngati Pikiao; she was a singer, entertainer and composer.

Any help with all this will be much appreciated.

Martin Houlihan

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Posted : 23 June, 2005 3:25 pm
poutokomanawa
(@poutokomanawa)
Trusted Member

Tena koe Martin Houlihan,

[url="http://www.folksong.org.nz/maori_battalion/index.html"]Here[/url] is a link to a page that talks about the history of the song Maori Battalion as well as a bit of korero about Corporal Anaina AMOHAU.

On that page also is the answer to your question about the connection between Anaina and Mere Amohau

Have a look also around the site in the above url and see if you can find info on Rikihana book, else email them and ask - I am sure they will help.

Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
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Together we will get there!
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Posted : 28 July, 2005 11:48 am
te phantom
(@te-phantom)
Active Member

Kia ora

In the Address part of your web browser, type:
http://www.google.co.nz

This is a very useful search engine.

Then type amohau

Many web pages will appear that have the word/name Amohau included. Find the ones that are appropriate to you.

Amongst these is the following that I thought was quite good ('cos it has a photo):
http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/TePapa/Maori/WhatsOn/ShortTermExhibitions/MaoriShowbands/FlipThroughTime/1931to1940/WorldWarII.htm

By the way, if there is heaps of text, you can FIND or go directly to the word/name Amohau by doing the following:

<ctrl> F
Then type the word: Amohau

Hope that this helps.

Obviously, you can do a search on any word (or combinations of words).

Good luck

Phantom Maori

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Posted : 11 August, 2005 10:59 am
Atagirl OWC
(@atagirl-owc)
New Member

Hi, I am one of Anania's moko's. If there's anything that I could possibly help you with, I'll be happy to help.

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Posted : 03 October, 2005 11:50 pm
whakar OWC
(@whakar-owc)
Active Member

anania amohau is the nephew of mere,ananias dad taiamai was the eldest child of henare te mete amohau,mere was the youngest child

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Posted : 25 November, 2006 5:39 pm
Ira OWC
(@ira-owc)
Eminent Member

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I am trying find out about the life, achievements and whakapapa of Corporal Anaina AMOHAU. Anaina is credited with writing the words for the now famous song entitled 'Maori Battalion'in about 1940.
I believe the maori version of the chorus is recorded in 'Rikihana's Book'.
This book is also new to me, where can I get a copy?

Is there any connection between Anaina and Mere Amohau 1898-1978, Ngati Pikiao; she was a singer, entertainer and composer.

Any help with all this will be much appreciated.

Martin Houlihan



Kia ora Martin,

Found this:

Mrs Mere Taiamai Amohau
One of Whakarewarewa's best known guides, Mrs Mere Taiamai Amohau, aged 69, died last May in Rotorua.

The mother of two sons and two daughters, Guide Mere guided visitors around Whakarewarewa for almost half a century, beginning this work at the age of 20.

http://teaohou.natlib.govt.nz/teaohou/issue/Mao48TeA/c31.html

Arohamai.

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Posted : 07 February, 2007 9:55 am
whakar OWC
(@whakar-owc)
Active Member

kia ora martin,mere taiamai was my grandmother,she had 3 children anania,pipiana tamehana(my mum)and maramena rauhina,the mere amohau you refer to,was my grandmothers sister in law,my grandfather taiamai was the oldest child of this line,his father henare mete amohau was a prominent ngati whakaue chief of te arawa hope this helps

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Posted : 18 September, 2007 12:25 am
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