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PUTERE c1855, MAKIRANGI c1855
Kia ora masonie...
Do you know if your great grandfather had any siblings?... If so, do you know their names?..
Do you know the name of his Marae?
Do you know where he lived?
Do you know the approximate years he was living?
Do you know who he married?
Do you know his parents names?
Do you know where his parents lived?
Answer to any one of these questions may help?
Kia ora koutou. Waanihi Putere is also known as Waanihi Waana. He had two wives. One was from the Huntly area, and the second one was from Aramiro. I only know information about him and his second wife who was Marepo Heruika. They had 5 children, Paroto, Tuhinga, Waikaukau, Piniha & Te Ra. Im from Waikaukau. Now I remember meeting a man a few years back who told me that he was a descendant of Hinerau, who was Waanihi Waana's daughter from the first marriage. He also told me that there were 3 daughters from that first marriage, though I haven't been able to find them.
Waanihi Waana died in Aramiro aged 80 years old. My Grandmother remembers the tangi well because he was her Grandfather. He lay in state at Pueru Marae, which is no longer standing, and he was buried in Te Pirau Urupa, Waitetuna Valley Road, RD 1 Raglan. ie : on the corner of Vandy Road.