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TAURUA, Hone Pokai (Big John)
I am looking for my grandfather's immediate whanau. Brothers, Sisters, Nieces, Nephews even his parents names. I would like to start a Whakapapa on my Mum's side of the family. My mother, who is his eldest child, is Anna Faulkner (nee Taurua). I am her eldest daughter, Cheryl Dickson (nee Faulkner).
My grandfather was married to Marion and they resided at Haruru Falls, Waitangi in the Bay Of Islands. His first marriage was to Mata Wyniard and they had 5 children. Anna (my mum), Merehora, Peter,Roger and Audrey. My grandmother remarried and had another child to Pinto Apiata, his name is Pita Apiata.
I am very keen to hear from anyone who has information. Even better, I would like to hear from whanau themselves.
Kia ora Cheryl,
If you go to www.familysearch.org and put the surnames, one by one into the search box, setting the country to NZ you will find people with the surnames you have named - maybe you will be able to recognise some of those names and that will help you
Note: Not all records in the Familysearch site are accurate, but it is a good place to start
Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
Together we will get there!
Recognized a couple of whanau names.
The "Wynyard" whanau are of Ngati Manu and hail from Karetu, and in and around the greater Bay of Islands also.
The Apiata whanau appear to be descendants of Te Kemara, a Nga Puhi rangatira and tohunga affiliated to the sub-tribes of Ngati Rahiri and Ngati Kawa.