Here is a collection of web pages that relate to famous Maori people and may help you in your search for whakapapa.
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Ngati Pikiao, singer, entertainer, composer
Ngoi was renowned for her spontaneity in writing compositions for various people. Of these songs, E ipo, recorded by Prince Tui Teka, and Poi e, by Dalvanius Prime and the Patea Maori Club, are the best known.
After the Second World War Ruru Karaitiana song Blue Smoke provided a welcome-home theme for the returning troops, and later became the first all-New Zealand hit record.
Te Rangi Pai
Composer of 'Hine e Hine' more commonly known as "Goodnight Kiwi"
Well known composer of many items including E Te Hokowhitu a Tu and Arohaina
He Tohunga Whakairo. One of the first tutors at Whakarewarewa.
A Master Carver
Mereana and Heni Topia
Mereana Topia, better known as Maria, and her daughter Heni Hoana or Jane Topia, were outstanding leaders in their local communities. Among their many activities they fostered the practice of traditional Maori arts and crafts.
A master Carver
A master carver who worked on alot of Waikato / Tainui projects.
A great weaver specialising in korowai.
Tamati Ngakaho is celebrated as a leading exponent of the style of carving that had been founded by Iwirakau in the Waiapu--Te Araroa area in the sixteenth century.
Te Waaka Perohuka
Te Waaka Perohuka was a tohunga and carver of the Rongowhakaata people of Turanga (Gisborne). The most famous carving on which Perohuka worked was the canoe Te Toki-a-Tapiri, which is now in the Auckland Museum.
Ngati Awa leader, carver. Wepiha was trained as a carver by his father, they worked as a team for a number of years. It is not known which meeting houses, storehouses or canoes they carved, with the exception of the meeting houses Mataatua and Hotunui.
Ngati Porou leader, land reformer, politician, scholar
Nga Puhi leader, war leader
Nga Puhi leader, trader, military campaigner
Inia Te Wiata
Ngati Raukawa, singer, carver, artist
Nga Puhi leader, military leader, farmer, community leader
Te Ruki Kawiti was a prominent Maori chieftain (c1770 -1854)
Te Aupouri, clerk, interpreter, Anglican priest, broadcaster, Maori language commissioner
Ngati Mahuta, Maori King
Ngati Mahuta, Maori King, politician
Ngati Whatua land negotiator
Ngati Whatua leader
Pei Te Hurinui Jones
Ngati Maniapoto leader, interpreter, land officer, writer, translator, genealogist
Ngati Mutunga, doctor, military leader, health administrator, politician, anthropologist, museum director
Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana
Ngati Apa and Nga Rauru, faith healer, religious founder, political leader
Tamati Waka Nene
Tamati Waka Nene (c. 1785 - 4 August 1871) was a Maori Chief who fought as an ally of the British.
Maori King, Waikato leader, prophet
Te Kani Te Ua
Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki leader, genealogist, orator
Te Puea Herangi
Waikato woman of mana, Kingitanga leader
Ngati Mahuta, Maori King
Ngati Toa leader
Te Whiti-o-Rongomai III
Taranaki leader, prophet
Te Ati Awa and Taranaki prophet
Tureiti Te Heuheu Tukino V
Ngati Tuwharetoa leader, politician
Website of Cliff Curtis
A fansite dedicated to the talented Maori actor, Cliff Curtis
Te Rarawa woman of mana, teacher, storekeeper, community leader
The Story of Maru-tuahu, the Son of Hotunui
On arrival of Kupe back in Hawaiki, there was a great war raging and Nukutäwhiti asked his grandfather Kupe for the great waka Matawhaorua to take his people away to the new land of Aotearoa
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