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Minnie
(@minnie)
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21 July, 2011 11:44 pm  

Seeking help and/or contact with descendants of Hetaraka Tauwhitu of Oromahoe/Kaikohe area. Hetaraka married Hera Ake (Aki) in 1848 at Paihia, then married Kahukiwi in 1851 Oromahoe. Hetaraka Tauwhitu had two children with Ihapera Hetaraka. Ihapera was born about 1836 and was buried at Oromahoe in 1881. Their two children were Hohepa Pea and Peneamene. Hohepa Pea is my great grandfather. Does anyone have any knowledge of who Ihapera's family may be?

Any help appreciated.


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poutokomanawa
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23 June, 2012 2:59 pm  

Kia ora Minnie,

I see that you have the surname of Ihapera as Hetaraka which I am assuming is her married name.

If you could share with us her maiden name - ie her surname if any before she was born, that may help someone to help you more 🙂

Good Luck!

Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
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Together we will get there!
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Minnie
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27 June, 2012 10:18 am  

Hi, thanks for your post. That's the big question. We do not know Ihapera's maiden name. Since my original post have found three more children, daughters, Iripeta, Ihapera and Irana. Their baptisms only give their mother as Ihapera, living at Oromahoe.

Minnie


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Te Rangikotama
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31 December, 2012 1:46 am  

Kia ora. I have seen the name Tauwhitu as having been of Te Ngare Raumati (southern Bay of Islands)killed by Ngapuhi. Also close to the Pitman's of Whakapara somehow. There is a Hetaraka (chief) buried at Akerama just north of Whakapara. Tauwhitu (the 2nd)also lived for a while at Mahurangi/Omaha and from here assisted the Waikato prisoners of war from the Rangiriri battle escape from captivity on Kawau Island. Ihapera married a Winiata (Wynyard) if I'm not mistaken; a British soldier? maybe even a Colonel? I have a faint recollection that there are Wynyard's at Oromahoe? A bit out of my range sorry, however if this information rings true for you you are welcome to email me at makomihi@hotmail.com and I'll try and fish out the scant record I have of this marriage. Pomare comes to mind for some reason, but I could be in error here. Best wishes with your search.


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