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MATAKATEA Wiremu also known as Te Matakatea or Moki
I am looking for information of my great great great grandfather.He was from Taranaki.I am trying to trace back my ancestors and would love to hear of any information about them.I know he was a chief of Ngati Haumiti tribe and that he died 14 Feb 1893.Please help as I would love to know about my family history.
Kia ora ano Triscina,
Make sure you are in the Whakapapa Club and click full search then put MATAKATEA in the search box. You will get 2 results, this korero and another one. Visit that and there is a whole page dedicated to your tupuna.
Once you have read that, you can also put MATAKATEA into a google search and find other pages that talk about your tupuna - they may have other info that is not in the other one.
Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
Together we will get there!
Tena Te Matakatea, Wiremu Kingi Moki
Principle chief of Ngati Haumiti hapu of Taranaki
Much of him is written in a book called "The Many faces of Pigs" sounds uuh! but yeah that is the name. not sure on the author though as we were given extracts from the book which was backed up by many of the elders down here in Ngaruahine rangi and the whanau of Wai O Kura Marae.
I wish you good luck!