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RATAHI: Looking for spouse of Whiuwhiu
Whiuwhiu is the name of my paternal great great grandmother. Her parents were Parakau and Hinenoku. The known issue of Whiuwhiu are Te Ratahi, Riripeti and Akuhata.
Te Ratahi and Rooha (aka Waimiere) are my great grandparents - their issue are Hoani, Awanuiarangi, Tarahotu (aka Koutu), Petera, Whiuwhiu, Mihaka, Parehuia, Te Hura and Parakau.
Mihaka RATAHI and Te Au Kirimatao TIKI are my grandparents - their issue are Tureiti (aka Tui), Te Paina, Wiremu (aka Bill), Kohi (aka Chris), Tiki (aka Dick), Tani (aka Tony), Ruby, Bella and Wiki (aka Googs).
Ko Mataatua te Waka
Ko Putauaki te Maunga
Ko Rangitaiki te Awa
Ko Ngati Awa te Iwi
Ko Ngai Taiwhakaea II te Hapu
Ko Te Paroa te Marae
Ko Taiwhakaea te Tipuna Whare
Ko Toanatini te Wharekai
Ko Toroa te Tangata
Ko Tureiti RATAHI raua ko Te Paea Tiaho Maata HEREMIA oku tupuna
Ko Geoff RATAHI ahau
No Edgecumbe ahau
Kei Te Pohue ahau e noho ana inaianei
I am led to believe that my great great grandfather (spouse of Whiuwhiu) is of European origin, possibly Scottish. Any information on this person would be greatly appreciated.
On bdm site, Whiuwhiu married Kere Wano in 1913, they had a daughter, Whiuwhiu who was born in 1916 & died aged 7 weeks.
A Te Ratahi married Ngapera (Bella) Wynyard in Taranaki.
So you're saying that Kere Wano possibly has some European ancestry?
Have you seen the photographic archives in Pukeariki Museum in New Plymouth? A number of very nice portraits of Ratahi whanau & others there, maybe some of Wano whanau too, - ask at the desk. They can be photocopied for 20c each.
Thank you for the response Ngamotu34. I got hoha waiting, hence, I have not looked at the site for so long. The Whiuwhiu that you refer to who married Kere Wano is the grandaughter of the Whiuwhiu that I am looking for, she was my grandfather's sister, and yes, we are the Bay of Plenty Ratahi whanau. I am going there on Sunday (17th June) and am planning on spending a few days doing research at the Whakatane Library, Museum and Ngati Awa Archive Centre to see what I can dig up. Do you know any names from the Wano whanau that I might be able to contact?
Kia ora. The 'Te Paea Tiaho' name is of Kahui Ariki origin as you may know. Te Paea Te Rangitiaho (the first) was sister to Te Wherowhero and a woman of immense mana. I beleive she married Taupiri (alias Te Kihirini) Te Kanawa, the son of the Waikato warlord Te Kanawa Ikatu and Rahuruake. The name was also commemorated in the next generation (Te Paea Makareta) sister of Tawhiao, also a woman of great mana. There is a connection between this whanau and Te Wano of 'E Pa To Hau' fame, the famous lament composed by Te Rangiamohia/'Rangiamoa' for her cousin of Te Wano of Ngati Apakura as they fled as refugees from the British army at Orakau.