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MAHU PUKA, Ngatoru Miriama
Searching for any whanau links to Ngatoru Miriama Mahupuka or Hohepa or Hakikini or Hakikino.
All we know is that our Kuia was from the Wairarapa region possibly from Ngati Hikawera. Her mother was Meri Hakikini or Hakikino and father was Hohepa (first or last name unsure).
Her children were Taiawhio Te Whare, Pare Te Whare, Ateha Mahupuku II, Wairau Te Whare, Pehi Te Whare, Wi Te Whare. She lived in Petane in the Hawkes Bay and was arrested during the battle of Omarunui and shipped of to the Chatam Island where she escaped with TE Kooti and Te Rangi Tahau. She ended up in Waitahanui and married the brother of Te Rangi Tahau whose name was Te Whare.
We know she has whenua around papawhai, however can find no records of her name or her whanau.
Please help close the link between our Kuia and our whanau.
If you go to http://www.familysearch.org then go to search, put Hakikino in the Lstname and set the country to New Zealand, you will find a record - it may be a link or a connection.
also, if you then do another search, putting Whare in the last name (leaving of the Te) you will find alot of records - click on the IGI/Southwest Pacific link of the right hand size then have a look through there - you may be able to find some other connections. If you use the FireFox browser you can search for Te Whare and get all of the results on the page to highlight!
Note: not all records in the familysearch site are accurate, but they may give you another starting place [:)}
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