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HARDING, Joseph: Also known as Te Wano
Father: Patu Patu Ruma
Mother: Puti Hori Hiku
b 20 Mar 1936- Te Kamo Kamo Patu Ruma.
Father: Te Wano Maano Ruma Harding
b 4 Aug 1915 Otaua
d 18 May 1994
[m] Te Aroha Sonny Ruma Harding.
b 26 Apr 1938
d 17 Jul 1993
[f] Edna May Ruma Harding
b 25 Jan 1945
That is the alternate name used Ruma for harding
and the reason why he went to Otaua to stay and why he is buried in Waima.
Kia ora Petbarn1 and ALL...
I too would like to know of the where abouts of the Harding whanau. My name is Bella Pera Tipene, grand-daughter of Charlie Tohu Tokowha Mokoraka King and Tahurangi Temoko King.
I was born and raised in Rangihamama Street and went to school with their children... I need to find the connection here as their parents were known to me as aunty and uncle but I left at 6yrs old when grand-father passed.
I would like to get in touch with the whanau... the two I remember going to school with was Joe, and man can't remember his brother unless I'm mistaken... however, what I do remember distinctively is they had long platted hair. Hope his is the same whanau... and they lived next door to us...
But I belive also there was another whanua close by and I'm not sure whether they were Hardings or Cassidy's.
Please someone if you can put some light on this area I would appreciate it.
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My father is Ben Pene Mu Tipene of Taheke and mum is Te Aroha Tohu Tokowha Mokoraka.
My name is Serena Bryonne Henry. My great grandfather, on my mothers side, was :Patu Patu Maanu Harding(Ruma) who married Erana Cassidy, who had Mu(Moody) TeArita(Rita, who is my grandmother) and Ruiha.
My great grandfather Patu Patu had a brother named Te Wano who married Meri Hiku, and they lived down Rangihamama Rd before moving to Otaua.
Their children are: Ivan, Sonny(Te Aroha),Matilda,Joseph, Judy, Adam, Janie,Mere, Johnny, Ebby, I would like to point out, that these are the names of the nanny's and papa's that I knew, but, I'm pretty sure, they actually have maori names.
Te Wano Harding (Ruma) that I'm referring to, above, is actually buried at Pa Huriwaka in Taheke.
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