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My name is Norman and Hone Rameka is my Great Grand father. (Gina ia my neice) I to would be intersted in sharing information, particularly Whakapapa and any pictures of your fathers dad Winiata. I am seeking photographs of Winiata and his sister Peti. My mother is Te Kahuwhero, who is the daughter of Peti, and the namesake of Hone Rameka's first wife, Te Kahuwhero Heremaia Pirika.
At the moment I have a picture of Hone Rameka, and his children, with the exception of Peti (my grandmother) and Winiata.
All the best
Hone Rameka's father was Rameka Wharepou. His mother was Mariata Puhi. Mariata is a sister to Karena Puhi. From Karena Puhi are the descendants of the 'Karena / Garland' families. Now their father Puhi is a brother of Chief Waikato, the chief that accompanied Hongi Hika when they went to England. Rameka Wharepou's father was Te Wharepou.
Te Newha Heremaia Pirika is a sister to Kahuwhero whom was the wife of Hone Rameka. The 'Court' families from Waimate North descend from Te Newha. Te Newha married Te Kooti Hohaia Tara, whom was my great grandmother's brother. There is a urupa past the Tauwhara Marae where the Rameka whanau are interred.
Te korero awhina nei,
Many thanks for the info. Do you have any further whakapapa, re Hermaia Pirika and the Rameka whanau. If so I would be appreciative in receiving any information that you may have. Also, do you know where the Pirika and Te Wharapou (Rameka Wharepou's father) come from?
Tena koutou nga whanau o Hone Rameka.
My name is Tui Rameka,my dads name is Tame (Don) brother to uncle Andy(Anaru),uncle Paki,uncle Ono(Winiata),aunty Sissy(Ruiha)who are all deceased,except for aunty Betty (Peti)and uncle Billy.Their father was Winiata, he was the youngest of the 5 children that survived of the 8 chidren that Hone and Te Kauwhero had at Puketotara.Winiata's siblings were Horomona who married Kura Rauriki and later Whakarua Stewart,Anaru married Te Ringamau Titore,Peti married Fergy Neilson,Harata married William Alexander,and Winiata married our grandmother Ruiha Henare.
Acknowladgement has to go to uncle John Alexander for his research into Hone Rameka I am happy to share what info I have of our great grandfather and his life.