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MATTHEWS Whanau: Hokianga  

Chip Matthews OWC
New Member

Kia ora

I'm trying to search some history on my Grandfathers side.

He was John Thomas MATTHEWS (b. 22/11/14 - Babylon, d. 05/01/72 - Auck). Mother was Lucy McGrath and his father was John William MATTHEWS.

He was married twice, once to Norah Matthews, and then to my Nan, Winifred (Winnie) Matthews (nee Vulinovich). They lived mainly at Rangi Point, although I think they may have also spent some time at Whirinaki.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.


Posted : 02 May, 2005 3:50 pm
Trusted Member

Kia ora Chip Matthews,

Make sure you are in the Whakapapa Club then go to "Tips for Searching Google" under the "Online Seearhing" menu. Have a quick read and click the link at the bottom of that article, fill in the form and then have a look at the various search results as you may find more info there.

Good luck and let us know how you get on

Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
Together we will get there!

Posted : 03 May, 2005 12:28 pm
acoburn OWC
New Member

Kia ora i te whanau. Ko Amy Coburn ahau.

My late grandmother is Rita Waipouri (nee Matthews). Was living in Pawarenga.

Posted : 06 May, 2005 11:47 am
witewhiu OWC
Active Member

Tena koe Chip,the Matthews are a big and wide
spread family.Your grandfather was a return servicemen.He sometime lived with my dads family in Waihou Hokianga.My aunty who is 86yrs old can still retrace that era. when she is enjoying her cup of tea. Praise the Lord!

Posted : 06 June, 2005 9:31 pm
polygraem OWC
New Member

HI Chip, My family are from Rangi Point they are the Smarts, Mc Donalds, Dunn's, Boyce we are also related to the Matthews family i can give you contact details if you like.
this is my email addy polygraem@msn.com
polly Tuialii (nee- Paaka)

Posted : 06 June, 2007 4:30 am
te whanau
Active Member

Ae kia whanau maria was the mother of auntie winnie. Maria was also the sister to my grt grnd-mother who was the grndmother to my mother whom i believe would be a great help to you


Posted : 07 June, 2007 7:56 pm