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I am the eldest of three children whangai'd by William Bill Samson and Mabel Ngahauakeake Samson nee Ruwhiu my aunt.
I lived with William whom i called 'Pop' from age 4yrs. He was a firm but loving father and husband. After he returned from war he lived in Kaikohe until he moved to the King Country where he applied himself to any work he could find finally settling on a small farm block in Ohura where he became a Maori Warden. He was a devout catholic and raised us in the same religion. After we grew up and left home Pop returned to the Hokianga where he and my aunt lived till their deaths.
i also have two cousins who are also listed at the Auckland War Memorial Te Ranui Ruwhiu and Tom Ruwhiu both WWII.
Photos we found in Horeke she will be upload to this site in near future. Edward Ruwhiu