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Kia ora , i am trying to trace my Whakapapa on my mums side, she is Rona (lorna) moke and her Parents were Pareheketanga Waikato and she was married to a Pani Moke. mum was born in Ngaruawahia and brought up around Kawhia, so if any one can help me trace back further and make some conections that would be Awesome, my Email is firstname.lastname@example.org,
Searching for information on this tipuna
Known to have connections to Parihaka possibly through marriage.
Any information would be greatly appreciated
Kia ora Kaye,
Found this in the Te Ao Hou magazine. Think its the tipuna you are looking for. This is her death notice.
MRS MAMAE MOKE PUMIPI
Mrs Mamae Moke Pumipi, a chieftainess of the Kawhia Maoris, died at Opara, Kawhia, aged 88. A daughter, Mrs Parekuku Manawaiti, died two days before. Both were direct descendants of Hoturoa, captain of the Tainui canoe.
The chieftainess was the only daughter of Te Aomangi and Hone Kaora, chief and chieftainess of the Ngati-hikairo and Ngati-puhiawe. She was a direct descendant of the four principal ancestors of the Waikato Maorisâ€”Rangihoto Whare, Hourua, and Tapaueâ€”and was connected with all the sub-tribes of the Waikato.
Mrs Pumipi had a thorough knowledge of the history of Kawhia, and could recite from memory more than 200 Maori laments and many incantations. More than 20 of these have been recorded by her son, the Rev Percy Moke, of the Wesleyan Church, New Plymouth.