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Totorewa, Uriwhakapuku Te Inu
Kia ora koutou. I seek information and hopefully photo's of our greatgrand nan, nanny Te Inu, born abt 1876 at Paretitahi Pa, Waitomo, Waikato. Nan died about Nov 1969 and buried on Taupiri mountain. Our great-great grand koro was TeHiko Tokorewa (te)Para and great-great grand nan was Petimatehaere McIntosh. Our nan is Tata Wairukuruku Matete Katipa. Thanks for any replies.
Kia ora Hawkestir
We are distant relatives my firend. Welcome to Maori.org.
Ae e mohio au ou tupuna. Ko Te Hiko ka moe a MeriMatehaere ka puta mai a Nga Kahikatea, tetahi ta raua tamahine. Ko te Inu te teina ki toku kuia.
My great great grand mother was Nga Kahikatea. Te Inu was, if your dates are correct, her younger sister as Nga was a young teenager during the Rangiriri wars of 1863.
My mum mentioned Te Inu as being the ancestor that begat the Tumai Totorewa line however I could be wrong there. As far as I know there are no survivng photos of their parents. It may also interest you to know that much of Waikato is descended or related to Te Hiko and Meri as we know her, as they were survivors of the Musket wars and eventually had a large family of 18 if my memory serves me correctly.
This was not unsual after a great conflict especially since Waikato lost many thousands during these battles. Our familys were breeders required to restock the soldier ranks for future generations.
Nga was born around 1850 at Waitomo and died in 1974 at the age of 120+ (exact age unknown due to lack of records before 1860) She would have attended your nannies tangi as Te Inu was her sister.
Anyway sorry I cant help with photos but would be interested in talking privately to acertain exactly which whanau are descended from your line that still live in the area. Does the name Paraire Tumai Totorewa sound familiar?
Try this link also buddy. Its an earlier discussion about the same tupuna
Kia ora matahuru
Thankyou for your reply. I have sent a private email re:nanny Te Inu. Paraire Tumai Totorewa is not familiar to me. Te Rapirapi Tumai was nanny Te Inu younger brother, after Kirimangu. Miware Tumai Totorewa was the youngest child of Te Hiko Totorewa Te Para and Petimatehaere McIntosh.
Te Rapirapi Tumai married twice. First to Putete Te Aowhau to which they had 5 children. His second wife was Parewehi Te Ihi and there child is Te Hauhunga Frossie. Maybe Paraire is related through this line?
Thankyou for the awesome info.