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Does anyone know this man or have him on their whakapapa? He is my grandmother's brother. His father was Tamati TIPENE, later changed to a hyphenated name - (PAHU-TIPENE). Stephen was nicknamed 'FRISCO'; he had a brother named Kanapu, who was also known as 'CHARLIE'. There are a couple of other brothers, and a few sisters. This TIPENE Whanau are from the Oturu Marae. Any information is a big help to me.
i am only just starting my own whakapapa so any information that you may have could help .i have heard the name uncle frisco quite often around kaitaia/pukepoto/oturu not too sure if it is the same frisco or a passed down nickname...for abit of information kanapu had 21 children from 2 marriages 1st wife was ereti puhipi..2nd wife was edna shadbolt ..i wont list all his kids (lol)unless you want me to