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Thomas Tutawake Morgan of Kawhia

Journal by pheissa

Ive been researching info on my Koro and have so far been given the whanau names of Takiari, Paraone, Gage, Black, & Delamere. I am told he frequented Hiona, Rakaunui & Kaputuhi Marae's. Kaputuhi is where my Nan comes from and no one can remember much about koro. I was told he was a man of few words but many deeds.

Te Whanau a Apanui has come up a few times and I know he had ties there but I cant remember how.

Surnames: BLACK DELAMARE GAGE MORGAN PARAONE TAKIARI TUKAHUI TUTAWAKE
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on 2008-05-15 21:01:31

pheissa , from NZ, has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2008. is researching the following names: TUTAWAKE.

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by allycat on 2008-05-16 05:36:44

Tips: Right here at FamilyTreeCircles, type in Maori in the top right-hand corner in the Search bar. There will be 14 Journal results. Click on the second one - NEW ZEALAND: Genealogy in Aotearoa...the Land of the 'Long White Cloud'. This will bring you to whole page of links. I recommend that you register as a new user of the Whakapapa Club to find your whanau.

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by Karmiel on 2010-08-26 22:52:45

Kia Ora E Hoa,

Not sure if you still frequent this page anymore. In my whakapapa research we have come across the name Tutawake. That was the name of one of my Great Great Granduncles. When did your koro pass? If I had an age range I could check with one of the kaumatuas at Rakaunui.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Good Luck.

by pheissa on 2010-09-04 10:31:18

Kia or Kamiel
Thankyou for your response. I think my koro would have passed between 1933 and 1937, My mum was born somewhere between 1921 and 1924 not sure when her birth was actually registered I am thinking it was more of an estimate of birth than an actual registration. she told me she was around 13 when she left school to start work and help support her whanau when my koro died. I recently found a slip of paper in unfamiliar handwriting which read
Granny Parani - Katipa Takiari = [Tamepou Katipa Tutawake]
Ani Te Amohanga - Aperehama Tukahui = (Hinematiora Aperehama)

I think Tamepou Katipa Tutawake must have been his orginal name as I know my Nans name was Hinematiora and Im sure I heard someone say koro changed his name to get into the army.

A previous response had a man fitting the name Tutawake but his death was prior to my mums est.birth.

Many thanks for your interest. Phe.

by 0nikz3 on 2011-01-17 21:41:43

kia ora Pheissa!
i am a moko of reupena (Lou) ... we were wondering who your parents are?
hinematioro (mother morgan) is her name in the family bible n she is the oldest of 7 should be 8 ... her birthday is the 10/02/1901. tame tutawake died 12/08/1938 that was a friday ... (as written in the family bible)... dad said hes a returned service man... there is a photo of him in uniform floating around...

dad has said to try contacting a tiny (bell) eltringham in mc andrews st kihikihi .. she is one of hines grand daugthers.. or william petti morgan in christchurch .... william is a grandson to hine.. his mother was aunty ellen ..

by pheissa on 2011-01-19 02:49:51

Kia Ora Onikz3,

I am Fiona D/O Mona Hemotu (Morgan) & Rihari Murray. Tiny and Billy are my first cousins. I last spoke with Billy, Brian and Margaret when we took Aunty El's Mate back to Kaputuhi. Both her and my brother John were returned the same weekend as they had died a day apart. My mum is buried next to Aunty Sal (Hera Stafford)in the urupa next to the Pa.

Im sure you would have met my potiki, Maria, as she spent a fair bit of time with your whanau when she lived in Kihikihi. She is a tutor at Te Wananga in Te Awamutu.

The photo you speak of could possibly be a print of the original which hung on a wall in Uncle Boyce's old family home in Tokoroa. I have sighted Koros service number but havent seen much else.

Thankyou for your response, I will speak with Tiny when I come back to NZ. It never crossed my mind before. Kia ora, Phe

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