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PAO, Watene  


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10 March, 2015 1:14 pm  

Kia ora

I am searching for anyone that knows anything about Watene PAO or a sister of Watene called Ere KAWHENA. My understanding is that Ere lived in Kawakawa in the far north.

My understanding is that Watene had a child called Ihipera. Ihipera had a child called Wi WAIKARI.
Wi Waikare was said to live in the Tikitiki area, and on occasion had the great grand child of Ere KAWHENA come to live with him. There is also the idea that Alfred may have been sent to live with Hori Waikari in or around 1925 as a 19 or 20 year old. This child was named Alfred Billings.

Alfred was the grandchild of Ere's daughter Rina (or Catherine).. Alfreds mother was named Mary PEDRO.

Alfred told his grandaugher that while he was in Tikitiki, he remembers that there were some bones that we reinterred. We are not sure to whom these bones would have belonged.

Anything that anyone knows about these folks would be gold to me and my whanau.

Nga mihi