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MATENE, MARTIN - Manu (Mandrake)
would be grateful to gain any information about my grandfathers family from Waikato. His nickname was Mandrake(after the magician), lived at Tangirau, Waikeri and also in Ngaruawahia. Have met lots of people who worked with him and knew him, but not about his family. He worked at Horotiu and married Wea. I believe he may have come from Otorohanga or Taumarunui. He passed away in 1983 and is buried at Taupiri. I never knew him, but would love to know about where is was from and who his whanau are.