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Te Manuao Tamihana
Kia ora, Looking for information and trying to connect with the Tamihana whanau. What I have been told is my tipuna Te Manuao Tamihana came to Parihaka in 1866. Te Manuao had 3 sons - Haua, Momona and Parau. Momona and Parau lived in taranaki but I have no info on Haua. Parau married Mary Snowden Charlton they had Mary Annie, Vera Te Ata, Ivy (Nancy) Bill and Waka. Mary Annie was my grandmother she married Paora Wharerarauhe ( but his name got changed to Hari then Harris. They had William David (Toka) Harris, Kathleen Lui Preston, Nita Ritchie and Joan Seed.
After visiting a cousin I have gathered some more info. Te Manuao had 6 children in total - Maehe, Te Ata, Momona, Haua, Witiwai and Parau. Maehe may have been known as Reikura and was married to Ngawhare Pounamu.
Kia ora ano,
Here is another link to maybe look at [url] https://www.familysearch.org/search/tree/results?count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3AManuao~%20%2Bany_place%3A%22new%20zealand%22~[/url] - Although to me it does not seem that any may be relavent, but you may be able to recognise some of these names - and of course there are different ways to spell names so you never know 🙂
Another option to try is different surnames - take a look in the Maori Naming Conventions section of the Whakapapa Club to get an idea!
([url] http://whakapapa.maori.org.nz[/url] is where I usually look - it is part of the Papa Panui at maori.org.nz but has alot of whakapapa resources that are not in the main Papa Panui at maori.org.nz but you use the same login.
Once again, Good luck in your search 🙂
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Kia ora My Name is Sharon Temara nee Taylor-Edwards ...came across my dads start of his whakapapa his Grandfather was Mita Ngawhare Pounamu and His Grandmother was Reikura Tamehana ..they as far as my dad has written had 5 children Te Araroa (my Nan) Barney Miriama Ginger and Moari...My Nan had 4 children to Tirepa Moses Taylor ...she then had a family to Awhitu they had 5 children Doris Flora Tom Josef and Rangimarie....my dad was whangai out as a baby to Te Wera Edwards and Kura Mahukihuki ...Edwards ...I knew Te Araroa as Nanny Remana Coffey she lived in Puniho ..We lived in New Plymouth and moved to wgtn when i was 9 ..so I lost contact with my Taranaki whanau all the best in your search
Kia ora Sharon, WOW what awesome information you have shared. Last year I learnt and met whānau when I moved back to New Plymouth while on study leave. My older sister and myself were bought up by our grandfather Toka and his wife Mere (nee Rawiri) our mother was the eldest of their children - Dorothy, David, Cathy Paul and Jimmy. Toka's mum was Mary Annie and her father was Parau - Reikura's brother. I have copies of photo's that I would love to share with you and can send via email. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Kia ora glad you got wat little I had ..I remember Uncle Toka and going to there house as we lived at cutfield road also ...hot mugs of tea and cabin bread ...My sister Leana spent a lot of time with Uncle and Aunty and the cousins ....Would love to see the photos you have ..my email is email@example.com Through this I have made the connection to Uncle Toka ...Thank you
I am hoping you may be able to help me as I never got to know or meet Toka’s family
I understand Toka & Mere adopted 2 children Nita and Rosie.
Dorothy, David, Cathy, Paul and Jimmy were their children.
Please reply, thank you. My email firstname.lastname@example.org