Pekama Titari or Titari Pekama - This is my great great grandfather :: Genealogy
<< Previous - Next >>

Pekama Titari or Titari Pekama - This is my great great grandfather

Journal by wihongipekamawhanau

I have a photo of Pekama Titari 1826-1891 I restored and enlarged. It shows him with an impressive moko and although the photo was small, the enlargement shows all the detail. This is as far back in the Pekama line I can go until the name changes perhaps to Titari.

Pekama Titari was the father of Hemi Tahuhunuiorangi Pekama who married Kuini Ngahiwi Kiwikiwi who had Renata Waikakari Kawana Pekama who married my grandmother Reiha Miria Edmonds who had my mother Rhybon who lives with me and is 88 this year.

Interested in any information.

Wihongi Pekama Whanau

Surnames: Kiwikiwi Pekama Tiaki Titari
Viewed: 3434 times
by wihongipekamawhanau Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2009-07-20 02:16:16

wihongipekamawhanau , from Northland, New Zealand, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2009. is researching the following names: JOHNTUCKEREDMONDS, , TERIPI and 11 other(s).

Do you know someone who can help? Share this:


by allycat on 2009-07-20 02:46:45


Birth, Death & Marriage Historical Records of New Zealand

The Whakapapa Club

"...Whanau, you must register to add your panui (notices)..."

RootsChat New Zealand Family History Local History, free site, register as a new user.

New Zealand Genealogy Forum

Good luck with your search.


by anacando on 2010-02-26 19:26:21

Hi there

Your greatgrandmother Reiha, who were her parents?

by anacando on 2010-02-26 19:29:41

My great great grandmother is Raiha Pekama who married John Tucker Edmonds.
How would Raiha be connected to Titari Pekama and do you know if these Pekama whanau came from Taranaki, which one of the stories I have heard?

Thank you for any information

by matikarichards on 2010-09-07 17:14:11

My nama is Matika Richards i am a desendant of Titari Pekama and Arapera Tiaki, Hence Titari Pekama is my great-great-great-grandfather and Arapera Tiaki is my great-great-great-grandmother and they had 4 children Hemi being the eldest, then Hamaka, then Ngahuia and the last one Raiha. Hemi married Kuini Ngahiwi Kiwikiwi. Hemi Pekama and Kuini Kiwikiwi had 15 children and their names are from the eldest to the youngest Kiriwai, Puti, Mate Te Waihoroi, Renata Waikakari, Hemoata, Ngahiwi, Te Mokemoke, Moeawhi, Te Waiera, Te Paki, Te Rongopai, Tarewhounu, Te Raina, Pakeha, Te Kotahi. And my great-grandmother is Tarewhounu Pekama whom she married 3 times the first one was to Harewini Kauwhata and they had one child name Arena Tuhi she was adopted to the Tuhi whanau, the second marriage was to John Ripia and they had one child and his name is John Ripia(Jumbo), and to her last husband Fredrick Alan Richards they had six cjildren together starting from the eldest to the youngest Clara Ngawai, Rosie(des), Fredrick(des), James(Des) he was whangai to the Edmonds Henry & Moeawhi, Jack, Rosie(des). And Jack Richards whom is Tarewhounu son is my Grandfather.

by kinasurfer on 2011-01-11 01:09:52

Tena Koutou, I saw that your tupuna is Kuini Ngahiwi Kiwikiwi. I was wondering if you have any more information concerning her parents and herself as I have very little about her. As anacondo has suggested Taranaki, I too have come across this thought. Any help would be appreciated.


by wihongipekamawhanau on 2014-11-24 01:18:05

Kia ora Koutou whanau...its taken me 5 years to get back into this site and I am happy that today of all days I remembered my so please forgive me for not responding till now.

anaconda: Reiha is the youngest daughter of Raiha and John Tucker Edmonds and Pekama Titari is her grandfather. It is Hemi Pekamas wife Te Ra Rua also known as Kuini Ngahiwi Kiwikiwi that is from Taranaki. She is the daughter of Ngahiwi Kiwikiwi and Marara

Kinasurfer: Yes...the story of her being a twin are true. Her photo was taken back to her people to lie on the walls of her marae...Parihaka. My dad drove everyone down and I have their photo taken outside the wharehui. My mum is still alive and is 93 and sharp as a button and has this recorded in her journal. I have a photo of Kuini Ngahiwi and

by wihongipekamawhanau on 2014-11-24 01:21:48

Thank you also Matika for the update.

by Kylie2709 on 2017-12-31 09:56:51

Hello isn't reiha Edmonds & Renata pekama 1st cousins?

Register or Sign in to comment on this journal.