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Rangi Makawe Rangitaura - Te Ati Awaw - WHAKAPAPA info
Kia ora Koutou,
Im wondering if anyone out there is a descent of or has information on Rangi Makawe Rangitaura (wife was Miriam Rangitaura (nee Hunt). He is of Te Ati Awa, and both lived (and are not buried) in Waitara. He is my great-great grandfather, and i am seeking more information on his side of the whānau, i.e who were his parents ect.
thanks for any help that could be given, Ngā mihi. 🙂
Try these it may help, also it maybe a slight possibility that he is a Kahui?? (Maybe wrong)
Apologies if I have already done things that you already know about with some of these things, I have learnt to look at everything when it comes down to finding family. Like an example is my father had an extra middle name that he never knew about and I just found it by chance.
Look I hope you get something out of this, if not then I wish you all the best in your searches.
Kia Ora, Vicky.
Watene73, is correct, he comes off the Kahui line. Rangi Makawe Rangitaura father is, Rangitaura. His fathers name is Te Kahui and his mothers name is Ngarama Graham from the Waikato. I don't know where in the family Rangitaura sits, but I heard a recording of Rangi Makawe where he says when he was 10yrs old, his fathers older brother Wi Putini (Kahui) came down to Taranaki on a horse and brought him back to Tauranganui Marae for a holiday. Then we have another brother Tongakokiri (Tonga), sister Mataturuke (Taua), brother Taramainuku (Kahui) known asNuku, sister Huirua (Te Kahui).
My name is Hinemoa, Nuku is my grandfather. Rangi Makawe recording is somewhere on the LDS family search website. Google "Rangitaura & Ngarama Graham??? this is how I found Rangi Makawe.
Hope this helps
Kia ora Kōrua, thank you so much for your help.
thank you Hinemoa - i had seen that info, but someone in the family had said some of the stuff online isnt correct, so i didnt know if it was true or not. I also got in contact with someone from Taranaki iwi of the Kahui line, who said they didnt recognize our family tipuna...but it maybe that it was just the wrong line. So we whakapapa to Te Ati Awa through Rangi Makawe, but i have seen pop up a linkage to Waikato, would you know anything about this and is this through Te Kahui, as it has been suggested he could be Te Kahui Tanui??
Still it is great to meet/talk to someone from our shared whakakapa - arohohanui koe!
Tena koe Vicky.
Te Kaahui Tainui belonged to Ngati Ruanui, Ngaruahine, Araukuku and Ngati Tanewai hapu of Taranaki.
Te Kaahui was married to Ngarama Graham who was the daughter of Taha and William Graham.
They had a number of children of which, one was named Taruke (nanny Mata) Kaahui who married Te Taua Karuwhero from Waikato. my father was a grandson.
Taruke was born at Tauranganui Pa, Port Waikato. Her brother was Rangitaura who was sent to Taranaki to maintain the connections/whakapapa.
their mother Ngarama belonged to the Ngati Te Ahiwaru, Ngati Pare, Ngati Te Rangiwaahitu and Ngati Tipa tribes of Waikato. old people i remeber say that Ngarama was the most beautiful looking woman they had seen with blue eyes and a moko.
I remember the son of Rangitaura who's name was Rangimakawe alias Kawe. when i first saw old Kawe he would have been in his seventies and also partially blind.
One of his daughters was aunty Asher who used to come up to Auckland to stay with my grandfather and parents.
Rangimakawe was steeped in whakapapa as was his father.
i hope what little information i have provided is of use.
Kia ora Jack!
Thank you so much for the info you provided,it sfantastic, it actuall ymade me quite emotional reading it, because I know exactly who your talking about when you mentioned Aunty Asha!!
Whilst i didnt have the privilege of meeting her, as she passed away before I was born, we have heard alot about her through our lives (she is my great-gran's older sister), especially around her strong personality, and the fact my sister takes after her and particularly her nickname. Rangimakawe is my great-great grandfather.
thank you so much.
If you know of anyone i could get in contact with to talk to a bit more, ect then please fell free to email me!