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NGAPUHI connections to TIRAHA TAURA OF Tauratumaru Marae  

happyfam OWC
New Member

" I am a descendent of TIRAHA TAURA, who was born at Utakura, Hokianga on an unknown date, but approx 1828.
Do you have any information on this person? Did she belong to your marae?

I do know the following: She was married to a William Cook 13 march 1848 at Paihia. She was of Papoto Hapu, but seems to have had Ngaitiwaka connections. Tiraha and William had 12 children and my line comes from their first born, George, also known as Hori Tiraha or Hori Kuku"

Thanks for your help

Posted : 26 February, 2005 2:04 pm
Trusted Member

Kia ora happyfam,

If you go to [url="http://www.maori.org.nz/databases/marae/search.htm "]maori.org.nz Marae Database Search[/url] and choose place and search for Utukura, you will find three contacts for the Marae there. Maybe you could email them and ask.

Good luck and let us know how you got on.

Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
Together we will get there!

Posted : 05 March, 2005 5:22 pm
taimona OWC
Active Member

I am also a descendant of Tiraha. Contact me for info. Would like to hear from you.

Posted : 27 April, 2005 10:04 pm
Genie OWC
New Member

Kia ora

My great grandmother Jane Cook was one of Tiraha's and William's daughters - I would be happy to make contact with anyone with links to Tiraha

Kind Regards
Lorraine Creighton Rice

Posted : 07 November, 2005 12:09 pm
hohaia2 OWC
Eminent Member

Ko TAURATUMARU Te Matua Tupuna
Ko Tauratumaru ka moe ia a Tutahua [w]
Ka puta mai a Wharetoru [w]
Ko Wharetoru ka moe ia a Te Wairua
Ka puta mai a Te Kuta [w]
Ko Te Kuta ka moe ia a Ngapeka
Ka puta mai a Te Numanga
Ko Te Numanga ka moe ia a Hika [w]
Ka puta mai a Tahuhu [w]
Ko Tahuhu ka moe ia a Taura
Ka puta mai a Kopa [w]
Ko Kopa ka moe ia a Papaharakeke
Ka puta mai a Tiraha [w]
Ko Tiraha ka moe ia a William Cook
Ka puta mai o nga uri.

KEY: [w] = wahine

Posted : 07 November, 2005 6:57 pm
Te Kuta OWC
Active Member

Kia Ora whanau,

Jus wondering, do you guys know who Taura Tumaru's parents were?

We can't live on love and pipi's alone.

Posted : 02 December, 2006 11:18 pm
taimona OWC
Active Member

Tuwharerangi and Wairoa (w).

Posted : 03 December, 2006 6:49 pm
wiremupoutu OWC
Active Member

Kia ora my name Wiremu Poutu,i saw abit of info about William Cook and his wife Tiraha,also on their eldest son George at www.dnzb.govt.nz just tap in the name George Howe Cook,hope this helps theirs also a 1890 photo of Herbert Francis Cook and family...Ma Te Wa...Ngapuhi Nui Tonu

Posted : 04 December, 2006 9:07 pm
wiremupoutu OWC
Active Member

Ka ora Wiremu Poutu again,i was looking through my whakapapa book and came across some Whakapapa charts written in 1902 concerning Tiraha Taura starting at some of her children,Henare Kuku{Cook},Hori Kuku,Neri Kuku,Hohepa Kuku and Ani kuku going bak to their Gt,Gt,Gt,Gt,Gt,Gt,Gt Grandparent's Ratakitahi{M}=Rakataha{F} through whom i spring fourth from,would like to hear from u my e-mail is wiremupoutu@clear.net.nz...Ma Te Wa..Ngapugi Nui Tonu

Posted : 10 December, 2006 8:27 am
wiremupoutu OWC
Active Member

Miss printed my e-mail it is wiremupoutu@clear.net.nz hope to hear from u soon..Ma Te Wa...Ngapuhi Nui Tonu..

Posted : 10 December, 2006 8:30 am