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I have just created this today but am interested in our family tree. I am currently living in AU with my partner and two kids.

Surnames: HEMA LAWRENCE SMITH
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on 2011-04-29 21:44:41

Grandson of James (Jimmy) Lawrence and Hariata Of Wairoa.

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by ngairedith on 2011-04-29 22:58:31

which Lawrence are you looking for ??

by wicked05 on 2011-04-30 17:04:11

James or Jimmy married to Hariata. They had Madge, Manu, Maxy, Vince, Jimmy (deceased) and John (my father). John married Heather Maxwell and had Tai (myself) and Maunu, also four half brothers Vincent, Kirk, Eru (deceased) and Grant. I remember Grandmother (Hariata) coming to visit when I was a boy 11-12 and she died a few years later from cancer.

by donna61 on 2014-02-20 18:42:25

Kia Ora My name is Donna Waiariki(Lawrence)aged 52yrs I am the daughter of Maxy & Ria Lawrence (Edwards)we have not seen no heard from our father since the early 70's he retired from the Army (Burnham)& went to Australia the further over seas. We have since wondered what had happened but were told alsorts of rumers. I recently returned from a h0oliday in Hasting & was shown a Army newsletter by my Uncle Bill Edwards on the page of the Last Post was dads name & number with no date of death or where. Once I got home I decied to dig into this as I was a bit disppointed that dads details were listed but know one bothered to make contact with us, after about two weeks and lots of emails & phone calls we finally found one of dads old army buddies who confimed that dad had become a mercenary in the South America region, & had been executed & buried in an unmarked place. I was very saddened to hear this news but releived as well as we now know & we can put it to rest.
I have 8 sibblings all of whom live in Christchurch except the olderst bother Max aged 57 who lives in Motueka, Marie Parker aged 56, Willy aged 54, Tony aged 53, Alex aged 51, Mark aged 47, Wayne aged 46 and Angela aged 42.
Uncle Vincent passed away last year, Aunty Madge Hema is still living in Wairoa. Aunty Manu is in a retirement home in Taradale, there is Bernie & Rex I am not sure
where they are.

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