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POA, Makiri or Makareta
I am trying to find more information about my great grandmother who lived in the Mangakahia area, Northland in late 1800's, early 1900's. She had my grandmother (Margaret in Mangakahia in February 1908) to a red bearded Irishman, John Donaghy. They also had a son in 1909, John Jack Donaghy. I understand Makiri may have some children in the Te Whata whanau prior to meeting John Donaghy and my grandmother being born. Makiri passed away in 1912. I understand Makiri may whakapapa to Kamariera Te Hau-Takiri WHAREPAPA born 1823 at Mangakahia. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Kia ora.
I may be able to help you out a little...I am also a Poa, my mum was born Maraea Poa in Pakotai, Mangakahia.
Maria and John had a daughter Margaret who married a Thomas Kay. There is a photo of both of them.
Makiri/ Maria or Margaret Eparaima Poa was married to Poro Te Whata. They also had a son, Piri Paraea Poro Te Whata who married Te Urupa Hauariki Poa in 1926. I think this may be the same person you are looking for. email me for further info. email@example.com- Wayne
Hi Wayne, had a break from researching my Poa whakapapa (Makiri/Maria or Margaret Eparaima Poa) at the end of 2011 so didn't get your message until now (April 2013). I tried to email you on the email address supplied but you must have moved on. If you get this message I would be very interested in hearing from you. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.:)