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TE RAPOPO HELP
If the post TE RAPOPO, Mereaina and JOHNSTON, Rosetta: Looking for info is the same whanau then they came from the Raglan area (according to that post) so you could contact marae in that area for help.
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Hello, re Te Rapopo?
Research on the above has been thoroughly researched by Shirley Moody some 8/10 years back.
I'm sure if you were to contact her you will have all your answers in no time.
The last time I wrote to her she was living out East of Auckland somewhere.
Failing that here is a quick rundown from memory.
Te Rapopo is in fact Ngati Patupo a tribe of the South side of the Aotea harbour.
William Johnson was first a early missionary who for 12 weeks had a station three quarters of the way up the Waiharakeke River which flows into the South Eastern part of the Kawhia harbour.
He later became a Trader of flex & foods for European in Auckland, things such as farming equipment etc.
William Johnson wife was ?? who between them they had a daughter called Rosetta who married a Clerk of the Courts in Raglan.
He was called ?? Brabert who was latter to become a Maori Land Court Judge over in Hawkes Bay.
They are both buried in the old Urupa across the road from the old Napier Hospital up above that town.
Somewhere in my bits and pieces I do have a photograph of their graves.
William Johnson was also one of the first Europeans to have brought land in Kawhia long before the Treaty of Waitangi was signed.
Kia ora R.