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babyji2_2ruaz OWC
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Kia Ora anō whānau,

I have tried many times to research my grandfathers name and origin but all i have are records of Rautao ancestors from the late 16th century.

I know he is a decendant of ngā iwi me ngā hapū o Te Urewera. My mother also says he is of the waikare? people.

His name was Te Whetu Tamati Rautao. His date of birth is unsure but i remember attending his funeral when i was about 5 1986.

He married my grandmoter Te Hinga Teka of Ruatahuna.

They later settled in Motuhora, Gisborne.

If anyone can help me please do.


Posted : 21 August, 2006 5:34 pm