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I am trying to find more information on my whanau, surname Nutana (Newton)
My Great Grandfather was Pita Nutana - orginally from Te Kao (Northland)
My Great Grandmother was Ani Nutana (nee Hohepa) - oringally from Waima.
My Grandmother was Hariata (Harriet) Tehemoata Nutana - From Taipa
My Mother was Moenoho (Mona) Nutana ( Only Child ) born in Taipa.
I have 6 other siblings, and we have very little knowledge of our Whakapapa, if anyone has any information and could advise, this would be very much appreciated.
Our famiy links to Te Kao through Nutana Te Mahia's sister Raiha. If I find a link to the whanau Nutana I'll be in touch. The first name of one generation could be the tupuna name of the previous generation. Confusion reigned supreme when pakeha law demanded maori have a first name and family name... to exist in pakeha records.