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Discovering my wakapapa  

grace OF
New Member

Kia ora,
my family name is Grace from Tuparoa (Ruatoria),but I've heard that we are really Waiariki.My great grand father is Raniera (Dan) Grace and my great grand mother is Tukakahumai(Winefred) Beach.
I'am not sure if I have enough information, but I would like to put a tattoo that depicts my whakapapa.
I would also like to now who my ancestors are,going back as far as possible.

Thank you

Edited by - grace on 5/8/2004 10:32:47 PM

Posted : 08 May, 2004 10:23 pm
Falconette OWC
New Member

Try reading the book "Tuwharetoa" by John Grace, there may be some answers there.

Posted : 30 May, 2004 5:46 pm
grace OF
New Member

Thanks falconette
may I ask where you are from

Posted : 13 June, 2004 6:40 am
Anahera Piata OF
New Member

Kia ora grace i've just hooked up here and i'm also researching Ngati Apa Nga Waiariki Nga waiariki came to aotearoa way before the first migration there are three that history tells us about but Waiariki or Nga Waiariki is one of the original iwi that migrated to aotearoa is we were one of the very first iwi to be in aotearoa. John Grace's Tuwharetoa is good research material or other books like Rangitane, Te Kauae Raro or the mana whenua Report.
Kia Ora

Posted : 06 July, 2004 9:45 pm
mark-hamilton OF
New Member

Kiaora looking for information on birth dates from late 1800 to 1900 of the Penehira
whanau from Feilding. This whanau lived on Aorangi Marae. Is there anyone out there with information of the nature as birth and registrations came into law after the 1900 century?.

Posted : 25 July, 2004 7:36 am
rawakata OF
New Member

kia ora.
i think you should look up GRACE in the BOP white pages in the TAUPO/TURANGI section or better still ring lake taupo forest in Turangi and ask if your grandfather is, all was a share holder in the trust.

Posted : 29 July, 2004 5:25 am