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TE RARAWA IWI. Te Hokokeha=Takangaroa.
Kia Ora Koutou Whanau,
I am looking for anything on Te Hokokeha. It is the name of my hapu.
Anything anyone can submit would be greatly appreciated.
Te Hokokeha=Takangaroa=Te Hau?
Are Te Hokokeha and Te Hau the same person?
The Whakapapa goes
Mawete sister was
Kia ora Steve
Te Hokokeha according to oral tradition, got its name when a tupuna sold a dried head to a pakeha. He thought he was paid in gun pellets. When he opened the bag they were actually keha ( turnip)seeds. Wiremu Rikihana was well documented in the Hokianga area ( read Karanga Hokianga). Some of his descendants moved to Kaihu from the Mitimiti ( Te Rarawa) region, after Chief Parore Te Awha gifted him some land in return for a favour his father did. He cited Te Hokokeha as his hapu in the land court. The Anania whanau did the same. Perhaps if you research Wiremu Rikihana, you will find more about te Hokokeha.
Kia Ora for that Scarlett. I pretty well knew the story of how the Hapu got It's name but you've added extra information there that is a bonus. Wiremu Rikihana is my great great Grandfather on my great Grandmothers side. Wiremu Rikihana great Grandmother is my (5) greats Grandmother on my great Gandfathers line. LoL Confused? Anyway, I've taken your advice to read Karanga Hokianga but I haven't been able to find a copy for sale from any bookshops I've visited or my searches on the net.I'll keep looking. Kia Ora for your help,
Kia Ora Jai,
Our little town of Coromandel does'nt have a big library and it costs ya "fiddy" to join. I'd rather spend a "hundy" to buy it, LoL. I rang
Te Rununga O Te Rarawa H.Q and got hold of a very nice girl named Racheal. She is hot on the trail of where we can buy this book from. I will keep yous posted. Yous? Ah well LoL.