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MAKA: originally from Northland  


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16 September, 2012 1:56 pm  

Researching the MAKA family tree

James John MAKA born 1875 in Kaihu, Kaipara, Northland is the earliest I can confirm
Married a lady named MARGARET (SURNAME UNKNOWN)

According to the New Zealand, Electoral Rolls
In 1919 both James and Margaret were living in Kaipara, Northland

James had a son named Henry Charles TeAriki MAKA born 4 November 1893 in Hokianga, North Auckland
Served in the Maori Pioneer Battalion (2nd Maori Contingent)
Died 17 December 1927
Married Gertrude Leonard Fernandez

The baptism records from Kerikeri Chapel and St James Church list the below MAKA's being baptised in 1839/1840 - would love to find out more to see if there is a link

Dec 8th 1839
Abraham MAKA

Jun 7th 1840
Anne (dead) MAKA
Parents: Abraham & Sarah MAKA

If anyone has any information on the MAKA's that might be linked I would love to hear from you, either just a reply to this thread or email at santanaboo@live.com

angela 4586
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19 January, 2013 11:25 pm  

Kiaora,I know of some makas but their surname is spelt Maaka, there is a big family of them in Te.Hapua way up north you need to look in the northland phone book some of the names you have mention sound like them ,good luck

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03 June, 2014 8:06 am  

Hi I have a Mary Annie Maka who married Bernard Parkinson from Opotiki in 1914, your Henry may be her brother. my late Mum's notes say she was half Samoan but I see Henry served in the Rarotongan Company, & Te Araiki is a Cook Island name?