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MATAKATEA Wiremu also known as Te Matakatea or Moki  

Triscina OWC
Active Member

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.

Posted : 14 April, 2005 10:31 pm
Trusted Member

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!

Posted : 03 May, 2005 11:18 am
arohaa OWC
Active Member

HI...my partner's nanny was a Matakatea/Williams...she was from the Foxton Levin area. One of his cousins is intersted in the Matakatea whakapapa also...drop me a line if you want.
Aroha ....Foxton

Posted : 29 September, 2005 4:27 pm
Eminent Member

Wi Kingi Mata-Katea ( Ngati Haumia) earlier known as Moke was the leader of Te Namu pa which is situated on the headland of the right bank of the Otahi stream just north of Opunake. One Kilometre from my whare . ( Tales of Te Namu and Hori Teira) by Erin M. Griffin.

Posted : 29 September, 2005 5:36 pm
Kaye-Kaye OWC
Active Member

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!

Posted : 15 November, 2005 12:58 pm