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I'm looking for anyone out there that can help me learn more about my whanau. The following is all the information I have and if there is anyone out there that knows more i'd greatly appreciate it.
My grandfather's name is Kaumoana Taikehu Mateono HAKOPA also known as Harry Kaumoana Jacobs.
His father was Taikehu Mateono Rarite HAKOPA from (Ngati Mahanga) Tainui who married Hingaia AHURIRI from (Tuhoe) Murupara.
He married Winika TE RONGOMAU
Her father was Whiunui Tumua TE RONGOMAU from (Ngati Mahanga) Tainui who married Hei Hei Tunga MATINI from (Ngati RUANUI) Taranaki.
Together they had four children
Terita TE RONGOMAU - from a previous marriage (Maybe - i'm unsure)
Eric Mateono JACOBS - My father
Kay Irene JACOBS
Patricia Winifred JACOBS
Kia ora Tania,
I do recall your great grandfathers name Taikehu as one of my Great grandmothers brothers, um, so the tupuna names I posted early could very well be your great-great grandparents on that line. I have not made much progress in persuing the Mateono Hakopa line, I came to a halt and stopped at Te Arawa. There are some documents that I requested from the Maori Land Court that I will gladly share, as I am pretty confident that there is that whanau link, you yourself may even have more information. I will contact you shortly, once I have located a scanner.
That would be great. I'm the only grandchild that lives in the South Island so it makes it really hard to find out any information as i've lost contact with my other cousins, aunties and uncles.
You only start to think about it all when you have children of your own.
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