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TAIWHANGA RAWIRI - NGA PUHI --- 1818 ---- 1874 ( ? )

Journal by edmondsallan

edmondsallan - hello - I see " my Grandad " had about four pages of closely hand written notes on this " Maori Warrior ". Why did he get wrapped up in this fella - ?? He has written he, was a leader of importance ( didn't say chief ) a Farmer / missionary / teacher -.what's this ? He might have been over 100 years old ?? didn't complete the re-search ( died ) I'll have to speak to " old faithful " and see if any of us have done any work on this . "Answer from my working mate " ---It appears several of us have had ago on this one . I don't know how this journal will shape up. It could be a bit piece meal. I'll try & stick to what's been proven . I see my brother had ago at this before he passed on . His remarks ---- confusing & tricky . I think I'll stick with what "old faithful" has shown me . I trust her so much .Viruses seem to hate her also . It's the way she was privately built . I think she may have a lot of " Apple " in her make up .
" Taiwhanga " the son of Tawatawa & wife - "Wahi " was a direct descendant of Tama-ki-te-ra. His Hapu was Ngati Tautahi of the Te uri -0-Hua section of Nga Puhi at Kaikohe . His first wife was " Mata " of Te Arawa. They had seven children . ( 3 ) dying at infancy . His second wife , was " Mary " and they one child .( have to jump a bit now )
He was one of " Hongi Hika's best fighting Warriors and went with him on many war expeditions . He apparently went to Aussie & learn't a lot of the european skills , came back home , put them into practice . This one reason he became such a skilled farmer / Horticulterists , plus other trades he learn't .( these notes are dated but jumping all over the place . Many classified as unproven, the deeper I go .) I might have to research this fella myself , so the work already done can be completed .)
One last note , says that a " Sven Berggren " a visiting Swedish Scientist , met and spoke with him in Kaikohe in 1874. and he was told that " Taiwhanga " was over a 100 years old . If that is so . it throws the dates of born - 1818 & died 1874 --- out the door. I don't know !!! I still feel the 1818 to 1874 may be the genuine date. I think the ( 100 Yr stuff may be incorrect !!! or B~#!~ T ) but I can't prove it ! ! ! .
Till we meet again - Regards - edmondsallan

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edmondsallan , from auckland .nz , has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2010. is researching the following names: CLAYTON, EDMONDS.

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by nitaz on 2011-12-17 13:57:45

Kia ora! Rawiri Taiwhanga is my gt gt gt grandfather. I started researching about 6 years ago now and am amazed at how prominent he was and also to realise where I get some of my characteristics from. It is an awesome journey once you start searching.

My cousin Tania Henare has made excellent progress on the Taiwhanga side, so I left that up to her and will give you a link to her site although I am not sure if it is up to date at this stage.

I come from the Maata Rawa, Te Arawa side, the first wife of Rawiri and I am still trying to research that side now.

My grandmother was Pirihira Taiwhanga, her mother was Hera Matewai Tamihana Aperiniko Te Waara and father was Nohotahi Nepa Taiwhanga from Coromandel.

The Tamihana in this name goes back to the Tamihana in the Tainui/Ngati Haua area and as yet have not completed my research here but there was some kind of adoption or tribal unification that went on here and am waiting for info from two sources, relations I have met during my search.

Rawiri was quite a practical and hard working man who had the ability to see further ahead than most. I would have no problem believing that he lived to at least a hundred years, hahaha! I do have some whakapapa for Rawiri that I found in a booklet about him. By now you would have found all there is to know through the internet I am guessing as that was a great aid for me.

He was a chief and he signed the Treaty too. Let me know, regards Anita.

by edmondsallan on 2011-12-17 14:08:45

hello anita . It was part of a research progranm I was doing at the time . I am not related - Regards Edmonds allan

by janilye on 2011-12-17 15:15:02

Rayma Ritchi in her book, first published in 1998, dated him as (?1790s-1879)
Facinating history, I'd never heard of him till I saw this, this morning.
There's a tree by Tania Henare on Tribal Pages and she has left a couple of email addresses for family contact.

by edmondsallan on 2011-12-17 15:37:40

To janilye . yes you are correct . It is all in a book a did on the early maori ancestry ( 23 years ago )- over 200 pages some of that book/ records ancestry , etc was used by a maori tribe recently in maori land settlement to redyfine their boundaries . is still held in the national library , wellington NZ .along with all the maori land boundaries in nz that were known . We had one of the original manuscripts held in our edmonds ancestry Trust Those were the days !! He was a fascinating maori chief with great vision . may I also tke this opportunity Janile to wish you a merry xmas and A happy new year It was also nice to see you being mentioned in the FTC honors List Regards

by janilye on 2011-12-17 17:06:50

Thank you edmondsallan my compliments of the season to you and your family also.
What honours list? I didn't know FTC had one of those. Where's my prize Scott?

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