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Tom (Thomas J Sharpe (Sharp /Shairp) was born between 1887 and 1896, died 1968  


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23 October, 2012 5:05 pm  

Kia Ora Koutou,
My G.Grandfather Tom (Thomas J Sharpe (Sharp /Shairp) was born between 1887 and 1896, died 1968. A lady Called Mrs Mary Moanson became his guardian in Sydney NSW in late 1800's, (1885-1900). He is recorded as having a sister called Ruth Williams not sure if this married name or not. I am trying to whakapapa back from my tupuna Tom.
Family lore is that he is South Island Maori. I assume that due to the age of his being placed in some ones care that his first name is, (or a transliteration of), the one he was given at birth.
We are unsure where the names Williams and Sharpe fit in. All documents that should have parents names are listed as unknown and there is not any birth certificate or other birth record for him I can find at the moment in Australia or New Zealand. (I will keep looking).
He served in WW1 and then married Ida May Tidyman and they lived inner Sydney.
I know it is a long shot but does anybody know of any South Island Maori who where in Australia in the late 1800's?
Associated Surnames; Williams, Moanson, Sharpe (Sharp, Shairp).
Maori names in Sydney around this time, (please remember these are from the late 1800's and will not fit the current accepted lettering and spelling)
Pecow (prob. Pikau or Pekau), Tiki, Maheo, Howell, Tijou (??), Maori, Taylor, Hui The Eau (prob. Te Au), Molloy, Clark, Mara, Holland. Am sure there is more but this what I have at the moment.