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MOEKE whanau: Ngati Porou
kia ora...i am keen to talk to anyone who can help me locate members of the moeke whanau, originally based in ruatoria, however now scattered through out nz.
more specifically, i am looking for gayson moeke...the last i heard was that she had moved to western australia (that was approx 10yrs ago)
any help would be appreciated.....ta
Edited by - pearlau on Mar 09 2005 2:32:15 PM
Kia ora Bubba
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Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
Together we will get there!
Kia-ora, I am Gayson Moeke's niece. My mum is Sally, my uncles are Bart, blue, Cam, Tom, Rusty, Len, my aunties are Jimmy, Ducky, George, Joey, Pani, Bubs. I definately know we are talking about the same immediate family. Please ask me anything you like and I would be glad to help if I can. I havent heard from aunty Gayson in a while, but i'll ask my mum she might have her address.
Kia ora Moeke whanau,
I dont wish to hyjack your line of inquiry re locating Gayson Moeke-but like you I am also interested in learning more about my Moeke Whanau so thought Id add my own info to your thread
My grandmother was MINAORA MOEKE born 1901 @ Pahou, Whakatane
daughter of HONE KAWHENA MOEKE (of Ruatoria)& MARIANA TAIURU (of Torere)
Minaora married George Maxwell and they lived initially in the East Coat Opotiki area before resettling with his whanau @ Umupuia, Maretai. I would like to understand more of how my Moeke Whakapapa fits together. Minaora had died before my birth but I do recall meeting her brothers Reg and Smokey plus the widow of another brother who resided in Gisborne and have since had some contact with some other relatives (Moeke and Paniora whanau)
I would also like to learn more about our Ruatorian marae affiliations tribal connections and history
Any info much appreciated regards Joy (Germany)
Edited by - markonijoy on Nov 14 2005 02:42:38 AM
Bubba - last time I heard Gayson was living in Esperance WA. She moved there during the early 90's. She was still wool classing on her last trip back to Aotearoa. I think she may have married her then partner (they were both in the shaering industry in Esperance) and probably got another last name. But the last time I spoke to her they were looking at purchasing a motor camp in that area. Thats about all I know I havent heard from her since about 96 and I don't think many of the whanau have either.
Geenie - Ka nui te aroha mohou i rongo nei maua ko Koka Pani kua mate to kuia a Rose i tera atu wiki ka tangi tonu te ngakau mo kotou. E ki ana te Atua " Kotou ma e taumaha ana i te mauiui haramai ki au maku kotou e whakaokioki" Heoi ano ra e te pa harakeke hanatu haere.
Kia ora niece Aunty Pani and I heard about the passing of your Nanny Rose, much love to you all.
The Moeke family connections are to Whareponga - Te Aitanga a Mate, Whakapaurangi - Te Aowera, Hiruharama - Te Awe Mapara and also Rongoitekai over there at Penu. To my knowledge the Moeke whanau descend from Eruera Kawhena Moeke. Though the Eruera name is not strong on this side of the family the Kawhena name is.
Have seen a whakapapa with a Hone/John Moeke (is this rugby playing one that you are descended from?)coming down through the Rongoitekai side which was a bit different, but hey I'll see if I still have it.
Hone, I think wasn't the only Moeke to settle in Whakatane I think Wiremu and maybe one other went there. E ki ana te korero those ones left about the time the Waima freezing works closed ki te whai mahi.
The Ngati Porou Moeke whanau are a big whanau, they still reside in Gisborne and also in Wanganui, Tauranga, Hamilton, Ngaruawahia, Auckland, Queenstown and Australia and those are only the ones we know about.
Heoi ano ra kua rahi ake tera moku mo tenei wa.
Punaruku -thanks for the info youve shared concerning my own inquiries. What you say makes alot of sense as to why they would move. Im not sure if its the same Hone Moeke-the rugby player.What years did he play?
I am only just learning about this side of my whanau. I found your comments really helpful so thanks for that. Joy
Nga mihi Joy
I know you are in Germany, but if you can access this book I think may have some of the answers you may want. It is a school centenial book documenting the move of sections of Te Whanau a Mate to Hiruharama.
Included in the book are numerous photos. I know there are some rugby photos of John Moeke (I think one may be a Maori All Black photo)but heaps of photos of the Moeke whanau in there.
Soutar, M. (1985) Hiruharama 90th School Reunion 1895-1985
In another book there is mention of the contribution made by Hiruharama during the second world war and especially the Moeke whanau.
Gardiner, W. The Story of the Maori Battalion.
We have met a few of the Moeke whanau from Whakatane and my friend both families look the same so the blood is strong.
Kia ora all,
My name is Denzil Moeke. It's awesome to see you are all interested in our Whakapapa! Sadly I was bought up in Muriwai with my Mum's whanau so I'm eager to learn more abut my Moeke roots! My Father has given me Whakapapa so here's our line.
My Fathers name is Rere Butler(aka Joe)Moeke who married Chiquita Pohatu. His siblings were Sally, Eruera, Maraea and Kereama.
Their Father was Arapeta-paku Moeke who married Raiha Wharehinga. His siblings were Watene and Hone.
Arapeta-paku's Dad was Wiremu Moeke who married Raiha Remana Leefe. His siblings were Keita, Hariata, Renata, Ngawini, Hana and Arapeta.
Wiremu's Dad was Eruera Kawhena Moeke who married Maraea Ngoingoi Tuari. Eruera only had a sister Apikara.
Their Dad was Watene Moeke who married Rahera Rau. Sadly it is unclear if Watene had any siblings.
Watene's Dad was Ihaia Tuawa who married Ani Poki.
Ihaia's siblings were Iraia(dec. March 1898), Iraia(Eli-1), Hone, Iraia Hone(Eli-2) and Phillip.
Edited by - Denzil on Jul 27 2006 3:01:20 PM