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Chief Waikato - Hikutu, Rangihoua
Hello, I am researching my whakapapa and would like to know if anyone has any info on Chief Waikato from Te Hikutu who settled in Rangihoua. I am a descendant of Puhi, Waikato's brother. A couple of specific questions with regard to Waikato's sister/s and brothers. Does anyone have their names. I believe Waikatos sister to be Karuhi who married Phillip Tapsell and his brother to be Wharepoaka?
Sorry one other questions, why did Waikato go from the HOKIANGA too Rangihoua?
Edited by - Neilson/Rameka on Jul 28 2007 09:41:03 AM
I've recently found out that Chief Waikato was buried in Kororareka [Russell], most likely at the old historical Christ Church cemetery. There are a few unmarked graves there, so there's no kohatu marking his final resting place.
I was also told that Chief Waikato is portrayed on the old one shilling coin [10 cent coin] and most likely on the New Zealand Police insignia.
Chief Waikato's son was Mokaraka Waikato.
Chief Waikato was also known as Hohaia Parati [Parata] Waikato I believe.