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HARRISON/HALE Whanau ki Waipiro
This whakapapa thing is very intruiging and also along journey ne? My name is Thelma Hale. Grand-daughter of Arthur and Bev (nee Munro-Parata. My kuia was Riria Harrison. Unsure of whom my koroua was. (MY BAD). I have relations in Kennedy Bay/Coromandel and would like to know more info on my whakapapa. Can you help me?? I think(not sure) our Marae is Iri-te-kura. My grandfather and the Harrison whanau are buried in the Urupa next to Iri-te-kura that's why I think that's our marae. Please HELP me out. My poor darling children ask me questions I cannot answer. I would so much appreciate it.
Tena koe Thelma I got your msg re Manaia - it os my understanding Ngati Pukenga and Ngati Maru share the mana of the marae at Manaia. I am Ngati Pukenga but from Tauranga Moana, Whangarei and Maketu (where Ngati Pukenga also has claim to mana whenua). Sorry I can't help you with your search for info on your whanau but it sounds like Tane Ariki may have knowledge to help you. Good luck with your search! Mauri ora!
Kia ora Thelma, my hubby's real grandad is Jack Harrison who liased with Mae Taewa & had Iritana but she was raised by Mae's sister Hopaea ( Sophie) & Pani Haereroa.
My hubby & his siblings never knew Jack Harrison or what he looked liked. They would like to at least have a photo of him now that their mother has passed on Oct 2 2007 Hutt Hospital.