ANYONE KNOW ANY INFORMATION ON MARY HAMI OR MEREANA HAMI OR HAAMI, NORTHLAND, NEW ZEALAND
I am trying to go back to the Canoe on my husband's side, I have done it on my family's side and thought it would be good for my kids to know where they come from way back from both parents.
Mereana Hami is my husband's great grandmother.(She was known as Mary Bond after she married William John Bond)and they had three daughters called Emily, Violet and Kathleen.
Mary was born in Whangarei in 1894, but I heard they moved around a lot. She died aged 53yers in 1947 and is buried at Waitaruke Cemetery, Northland, New Zealand. She is buried next to her husband William who died in 1961 and he was 83yrs when he died.
I do not know the connection of how or why she is buried at Waitaruke Cemetery and want to know who her parents were and where they are from. If anyone can help me trace Mary's ancestors back to the canoe that would be really great. I know it is hard to trace people with Maori as quite often their names were changed or they were whangai.
Look forward to hearing from anyone
Cheers, Robin Silva.