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We have traced our ancestory as far back as Aperahama. Motoi was married to James Melbourne, they had two children, George and Ani. Motoi was from Ruatahuna but I think she spent most of her life in Whakatane.
Trying to go back further than Motoi or if anyone knows anything about her....
We are Ngati Awa, Tuhoe.
Hi I am also trying to find information on 'Motoi'.
Motoi I have is a male, and Motoi a first name, last name 'Tai'; I am not sure if that is correct, but the 'Motoi' name is definitely correct. To may understanding he married Hontana.
I would be interested to learn more because i can't find anything earlier than just a name.
I'm not sure how this site works so would appreciate help in how to contact you both directly.