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WILSON / WIRIHANA
I am trying to research this line of my family and would like to hear from anyone who knows these people. My grandfather was Hohepa Toroiti (Joseph) Wilson and his wife was Maehe May Hemi. I think my great grandfather may have been Hetaraka Wirihana who was married to Huria Tekateka. They were from the Canvastown area. I need to know that I am following the right line. Any help would be great.
tena koe e hoa. I come off the Wilson/Wirihana line also and just to add a bit more 'confusion' to your query, it is interesting to note that you say your great grandfather is/maybe Hetaraka Wirihana. My paternal grandmother was a Wirihana and is a child of James Paetai Wilson/Wirihana who married Aporina Te Amohau Hataraka or Hetaraka (1st wife) my great great grandfather is Wiremu Kaimoana Wilson/Wirihana who married Kararaina Rawhi. Its quite daunting but don't give up as there are a lot of whanau out there who are in a similar way. However I don't know if there is a connection, but the name Hetaraka caught my eye.
Hi cousin, thanks for your e-mail, will reply soon, just trying to get some info for you. My Mum says hello and thinks it is great we have made contact. Sorry that e-mail address I gave you doesn't work. I thought it looked like an Australian address as well. Just been looking at my photos, have some of your Dad with our family. That was the last time I saw him. I was always taking photographs. Have some of Teresa as well.