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Hi there. Looking for relatives of James Barbarich whom died and is buried in Rotorua. He had an illegitimate daughter (my mother) in 1944 but also went on to have another daughter Lorraine (she is in Australia with her daughter Serena and another), but also twin sons to whom I can't recall their names, there may be more but I am unsure. Apparently we are part of Ngatirangi and our Marae is in Tauranga! I hope to hear from someone.
My husbands grandmother was (Melba)Merepa Barbarich who married Tauhe Paama, and while I can't help you personally with your search, maybe one of my husbands family can. You will have connections to the Waikari Marae here in Tauranga (Matapihi). One of the Paama whanau may be able to help you. If you email me I can give you the contact details of my husbands uncle who may be able to help you out although I can't guarantee it.
Good luck with your search.
If you are still wanting to find out more about James Barbarich i think i can help you. I am a Barbarich and Lorraine is my cousin although i have only met her on 2 occasions when she came back to NZ with her daughter Sereena for a family unveiling. But I did know Uncle Jim and remember him spending Christmas with us on a few occasions in Te Aroha. And if it is the same man, he was buried in Morrinsville, where he lived for a number of years.
James Barbarich was my son-in-laws grandfather,I e-mailed my son in law and he gave me the following info.Lorraine had 2 children,wayne and serena.lorraines brother lyndsey passed away recently.Lorraine has 2 more brothers, terry and gary left from the original 5 children of james barbarich.They all live in australia.
My son in law has given me lorraines phone no. if you wish to contact them.
My son in law lives in auckland and his name is Prestin Barbarich.
Hi, this is a message for Thel.
Thel,i am not maori but would like to do a family tree for my Barbarich grandsons.
Lorraine is my son in laws aunt so you are related to my grandsons if you are lorraines cousin.
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org any info you give me would be appreciated.
I will be in auckland visiting my family in october maybe we can arrange little a barbarich
family with people those who are still in new zealand.
Kia ora aumak!!!!
It all sounds pretty good to me, I will send you an e-mail later on today as I'm off to rugby shortly.
I'm very happy for Isabel, she e-mailed me and sounded very excited about everything!!
Was very sorry to read about Lyndsey.
Who is your son in laws father? Is it one of the ones living or was it Lyndsey or James(jnr)?
Hi Thel, I never ever met my son in laws father.he passed away some time after i arrived in london after 1999.maybe about 2 years later.
I think he must have been James rex barbarich.
Not sure about the James but my grandson was given his second name of rex as a second name.
look forward to hearing from you. audrey
Hello there Bella, I'm new to this site, but i was told about you by my son so i thought i would sign on and give you what i know. I was born in 1941 and know the majority of the Barbarich whanau and i knew uncle Jim very well in his later years he lived with my brother and i in Te Kuiti, ( that was after he parted from his wife aunty Gloria and she moved to Aus). Uncle jim was in the Maori Battalion in the second world war but was injured and sent home early and that would probably be the time your mother was concieved. but if you want to know more my email addy is on this site, Kia Ora.
Hi Sydney,originaly i replied to Bella. My son in law prestin is also a grandson of James Barbarich, Prestins father was named James after his grandfather.
Prestin has just arrived back from australia where he went to his Nan glorias 80th Birthday.
This is also to let Bella know that Gloria no longer has a land line but if she wants glorias cell no. I can get it for her.
Sydney, where do you fit in the family,how are you related to James Bararich??