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Manihera - Maunu, Tirarau, Renata, Raumaunga....
I am trying to connect some dot's in my Whakapapa - I have a Tirarau Manihera as TRUSTEE for my GG uncle Para Manihera, I SUSPECT that Tirarau MAY be a SON to either Renata or Raumaunga Manihera....really looking to connect with some Manihera descendants who might be able to help.
The time frames with the above names is LATE 1800's & early 1900's - centered around Maunu, Whangarei - Mangakahia, & Poroti etc.
Edwards "Teri family", Rewi, Tawhai, Ruka, Ngapine, Johansen. Poroti, Waima, Takahiwai, Northland. Te Uri Roroi, Te Parawhau.
Where the old town hall in Whangarei stands, (somewhere around where the Courthouse now is?) used to be Te Iwitahi's pa, the father of Renata Manihera (if I recall correctly). The pa was named Pihoihoi I think. You can email me back if you are interested and I can search through my scraps of papers and see if I can find that snippet of information I have somewhere. Definitely a Parawhau line and generally known in and around Whangarei. 19th January there is a whakapapa wananga for the Treaty Claims business. It will be held out at Mangakahia I beleive. You'll find some bones out at that no doubt. Best wishes with your search.