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ANO HATO (old photograph found in a shed)  

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Tuwhenua OWC
(@tuwhenua-owc)
Active Member

Kia ora everyone

Well, just for something a little different i want to tell you about something that happened to me earlier this year. I was cleaning out a shed in our old whanau home and after sorting through old papers i found some old photographs. One was of a man and a woman by some rocks. They are both wearing piupiu's. Its a very good pic, and on the back written in faded pencil was written ' anohato and husbin'. I started wondering who the couple were and after several dead ends i changed anohato into Ano Hato. After more research i found this in ' Te Ao hou' Magazine from the summer of 1954.
' Mrs Pahau Ratoni - ' Ano Hato '
The well known singer Miss Ano Hato died in the Rotorua Hospital in December after a long illness.She was 47.
Miss Hato who in private life was Mrs Pahau Ratoni, became a prominent singer in duets with her cousin Mr Dean Waretini, a tenor with whom she made recordings in english and in maori.
She sang at the reception for the Duke and Duchess of York in 1927.
Her husband died while a prisoner of war during World War 2.'
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Like i said, its something just a little different. 🙂

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Posted : 11 December, 2007 6:03 pm
matahuru OWC
(@matahuru-owc)
Eminent Member

Wow thats an amazing story..

The photo is obviously the original since it had the writing on the back. Any idea how it may have come to be at your family home?

Did your parents know either Ano or Dean?

Have you tried to find any living descendents in order to return the photo?

I personally have never heard of her but Dean Waretini well most maori over 30 would know him from his famous rendition of the song 'the bridge'

Ae tika, that was indeed something a little different..

Cheers

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Posted : 11 December, 2007 6:20 pm
tane_ariki OWC
(@tane_ariki-owc)
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Kia ora mo tena korero rereke, ka ohorere au i tena i te mea ehara tena tu ahuatanga i te ahuatanga e tupu ana ia ra ia ra...

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Posted : 11 December, 2007 6:29 pm
Hine Te Po OWC
(@hine-te-po-owc)
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Teenaa koe, Tuwhenua

Ano Hato was married to Pahau Raponi. The whakapapa is thus:

http://www.geocities.com/raponi_whanau/raponi.pdf

I do believe that there may be recordings of her still in existence.

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Posted : 11 December, 2007 7:14 pm
DDD OWC
(@ddd-owc)
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i know the whanau of Ano

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Posted : 12 December, 2007 8:34 am
teeta OWC
(@teeta-owc)
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I also have a photo of Ana Hato..taken at Rotorua late 30's with members of my whanau..my mother and her brother..

Have you uploaded your photo to a website?

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Posted : 12 December, 2007 10:04 am
Hine Te Po OWC
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Teenaa koe, 3D

I was visiting the Raponi whanau in Rotorua a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to let you know but the site was down that whole weekend. I now won't be down your way till sometime early in the new year.

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Posted : 12 December, 2007 1:13 pm
whakar OWC
(@whakar-owc)
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ana hatos family still reside at whakarewarewa and ngapuna in rotorua,her husband pahau raponi was my fathers brother,they were both members of B coy 28th maori battalion,pahau did not return,there is a memorial to him in wahiao marae whakarewarewa

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Posted : 12 December, 2007 2:48 pm
whakar OWC
(@whakar-owc)
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they have a daughter ria and son in law doug robinson who reside at awahou,rotorua

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Posted : 12 December, 2007 2:52 pm
Ngaku OWC
(@ngaku-owc)
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Isn't it wonderful finding old photographs. The Dean Waretini who sang with Ano Hato and the Dean Waretini who sang 'The Bridge' are from different generations. Dean of 'The Bridge' fame is alive and well and living in the South Island.

Heoi ano,
Ngaku

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Posted : 13 December, 2007 11:57 am
taiga
(@taiga)
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Its ANA not ANO kia tika te whakatakoto. Her whanaus still at whaka

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Posted : 30 December, 2007 5:24 pm
Kataraina Tokomauri Bedford
(@kataraina-tokomauri-bedford)
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they have a daughter ria and son in law doug robinson who reside at awahou,rotorua



Do not forget the other daughter Benny that lived in Whaka who has just passed away.

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Posted : 20 February, 2008 5:23 pm
pooks OWC
(@pooks-owc)
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Hi all, I'm Ana Hatos granddaughter. My mother Ria and Doug Robertson still live in Rotorua. Mum has a copy of the photo mentioned plus others of Ana and Pahau. Mum also has several old 78 records of Ana's, and there is a CD also.
Love and miss you too Auntie Bennie. Lorraine

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Posted : 02 April, 2008 9:41 pm
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