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Finding my Iwi, Hapu and Marae
Iâ€™m try to find out my Iwi Hapu and Marae
Dad was grew up @ Tokitoki Point Whangaruru Harbor
My fatherâ€™s last name is Comer
My great grandfather is â€“ George Leonard Comer
My great grandmother â€“ Nessie Birch
His Father â€“ Alan Comer
His Mother â€“ Polly Comer (nee Birch)
If anyone can help me that would be great.
Kia ora ano
Tena Koe Amiria
My name is John Lee Wharepapa Pere Paratene originally from Whangaruru, living in Manurewa Auckland. I live a street away from Birch Comer ( who died a few years ago ) and older brother Cyrall Comer ( who also died a few years ago )who lived in Papakura. Maybe your best contact would be Bruce Birch who lives in Whangarei. I spent many days picking pipi and oysters at Tokitoki point in my youth. Thats how i know Bruce cause he was always there but did his schooling in Whangarei not Punaruku like the Comers. I will try thru the cussy system to find Bruces contact details and get them to you.
Noho ors mai ki to kainga maha
Kia ora koutou.
Gee, i just stumbled on to this posting and thought i'd throw my 10 cents worth in. I was brought up in Whangaruru at Ohawini and as kids our playgrounds were the beaches all in the harbour, Oakura, Parutahi, Ohawini, Te Karo, Motukowhai-Strongman's Island and Tokitoki. Big John and i are cussies. Anyway, between 1996-1999 i was working in Farmers in Whangarei, there was a young fulla working as a Storeman, he was Bob Comer.
And now im teaching at a Kura Kaupapa Maori in Te Puke. A small world, huh.
Edited by - maxt on Jan 23 2008 09:59:35 AM