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My great grandfather is "Te Horo Piwari", my grandfather is Edward Piwari who are from the Chatham Islands (Rekohu/Wharekauri) I believe they are both Moriori. Te Horo's wife is "Kupa" but Im not sure of her maiden name. I know they both lived on the Islands and I do believe they are both buried on the Island. Someone down there must know the name, or knew of the family. Ive read Michael Kings books who speak of the "Piwari" whanau, searched the internet widely, with some success in connecting with the Tuuta (Tuta) whanau. There is a street in Ohakune named "Piwari" but not sure where to get any information about how this name became part of this area, but not much more than that. We know there are other "Piwari" in existence today, its trying to tie the connections. So if anyone can share some light on this matter would really appreciate a response.
Edited by - rangipiwari on Mar 29 2007 10:27:58 PM
Tena Koe Rangipiwari
Below is another listing on geocities, searching for whanau Piwari.
Although the post was in 2002, It may be a start to email the below person.
Te Ruiwhi Piwari
Taranaki Chathams Is.
March 19th 2002
This website gives a little info on the chathlam Is, from 1791 = 1984 - nga waka, tribal affliations and churches, It also lists
Charles Piwari, 1901, hopefully you may find some information here as another starting point.
Kia ora Rangi Piwari
If my memory serves me right. In the Taranaki Land Wars pre 1862 before the signing of the treaty Prisoners where Taken Without Trial and shipped to the South Island and Chatham Island. Some where used for building roads. A high percentage died in the jails where they were held in detention.
Check out you local library or get this book
"Ask That Mountain" The story of Parihaka by Dick Scott Its a good read on Taranaki History and has other source references.
Kia ora Pearlau your post rattled my brains.
Aroha mai, I did not post the website pertaining to chathlam Is, from 1791 = 1984 - nga waka, tribal affliations and churches.
Here it is:
Kia Ora Rangi
My nanas a Remihana/Remi and a kerei from the chathams and she ties into the Tuuta whanau I do remember her telling me that the koro Joe Piwari who passed away in the mid 1990's was her nephew/cousin or something like that from the chathams. and his whanau live in Porirua and Tauranga, so they might be able to help you clear things up a lil bit.