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Marnia and Tuaropaki Toi

Journal by keljoy

Does anyone have any information on the Toi whanau? My father was raised by his aunty Marnia and I would like to learn more about her and her family. Her father was turoa (a chief) although her name was marnia I am not sure if this was a 'nick' name or her real name. Any information would be grategully welcomed!

Thank you

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on 2008-06-17 03:32:11

keljoy has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2008. is researching the following names: ROPATA, TOI, MORGAN and 1 other(s).

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by Oneheke on 2013-01-27 06:53:39

hi keljoy
Mania was her full name she's buried in Taihape urupa her mothers name was called
Louie and yes her father was turoa hence the name given to the ski field on Mt Ruapehu as he was the chief of that whole area.
Mania also had a brother we called him uncle Ted, my mother was raised with that family.
My mother referred to Louie (and still does) as my old duck.
She taught them how to grow and harvest plants and veg, weave, and many many other
things that my mother instilled in us.
Mania and Wi Toi never had any children, but, her brother had a big family who now all live in Taranaki and carry the name Ropata.
My mother and aunty Mania where bought up as sisters and remainded close throughout their lives.

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