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Kia ora sue50,
If you could give us a bit more information it may awhi people to awhi you.
For example, do you know the names of your father's parents or know where the whanau are from?
From reading your post I can not tell if he is from Porirua or lived in Porirua but from another part of the country.
There were many Maori who moved to Wellington and the surrounding areas but come from another place.
Any information you can share with us may help us help you!
good luck! 🙂
Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
Together we will get there!
Kia ora, My fathers father was Alan Whitehouse Married to Flora Seddon, from Porirua his father was Ernest Whitehouse Married to Rachel Stevens From Porirua and his father was John Whitehouse Married to Charlotte Jillett. Now Charlottes mother was Etara Or Kaea Morere who Married Robert Jillett. I believe Etara came down from Kawhia with here father Te Morere and I am unsure of who her mother was.Hope this helps and someone can help my whanau. My journey continues, look forward to any advise.
Kia ora Sue,
I think you should have a look at the great work done online by the Otaki Library. They are transcribing the Minutes of the Maori land Court Meetings that were held in Otaki, and I think you should do a search under the name "Charlotte Whitehouse" at the following link:
Hope this helps!
found this not sure if u have seen it or not:)
Thank you for your suggestions. Kiwichris, yes that link is great but unfortunately it does not go back far enough. Ellienwellie, thanks also I will have a look. Unfortunately I haven't done much on this lately as my dad passed away recently. Seeing replies now has motivated me to get back into my whakapapa and complete my journey. Any help would be appreciated
Over the next few months I'll be attending as many hearing as passable (10) in total till mid 2014, all dealing with Te Rohe Potae.
Many elders and like my self some not so old will all so be in attendance.
I'll ask about at these hearing about your elder especially the one coming from my home town in Kawhia.
Much in the way off Whakapapa has been passed though the process, but what I have seen and I have not had time to read it all to date, I can not rember for sure if Te Morere was mentioned.
If I see the name Te Morere I'll sure let you know.
Back in the early 1818 or 1820's it's possible that they may have come with Te Rauparaha troop.
Years ago I went to only one school being the K.D.H.S. at this school there was a young Maori chap called Morere, Latter I heard his full name was Te Morere.
This chap in the end when he left Kawhia for work left for Wellington, and he has always lived in Porirua ever since, as far as I know even today.
Weather Morere is a decedent of your ansister I do not know but I will try to find out after the next rounds of hearing next Monday ok.