Te Hemara Karawai Pou Te Rata(Peter Pou)

Te Hemara Karawai Pou Te Rata (Peter Pou)

Buried at Maunu Cemtery, Returned Servicemen Plot

23 June 1985 aged 66 years.

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Photo from Sharee Tito.

 

Submitter:
Submitted by Sharee Tito on Fri, 10/06/2011 - 11:06

Takupu (8)

Kia ora te whanau. My name is Rongo Topine, I would also like you all to remember another brother to Te Hemara and Adam, his name is Hapeta or Herbie who also served with the 28th Maori Battalion, he never married and is buried in the Atiutiu Urupa at Mangakahia with Adam, my mother Atareta and our karani Pou Te Rata and karani mama Wikitoria, one of my brothers is also there Titi and all the rest of our whanau. I remember all my uncles and aunties. Rongo Ruwhiu Topine.

Kia ora whanau, thank you for your message, I am the daughter of Reta Pou Te Rata,Te Hemara's only daughter, again thank you for your information. My mother and I live in Waitangi on my grandmothers turangawaewae, always keen to meet new whanau, i have two of my uncles buried at Atiutiu now, Hemi Pou Te Rata and Tokotoru Pou Te Rata (Toko) being the eldest. I do have a photo of G.Aunt Hokimate, G.Uncle Hapeta and my big Nan Te Hemara. Ill post the photo. Sharee Tito

My uncle Peter, my mother Hokimate Mary Morris talked about her siblings alot. My mother is buried in Uawa. Ive met some of uncle Pete's kids, Rita, James and Joe.

E Toru nga Whakatupuranga te Maunga Ko Komokoiti te Awa, Ko Parahaki te Marae, Ko Tekumu-Tu te Hapu, Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua me te Mataatua nga Waka, Ko Ngapuhi/Tainui/Tuhoe nga Iwi, Ko Wikitoria Pou-Keane te Ingoa. I am number 9 of 10 tamariki of Adam & Hiki Pou. May I say how wonderful it is to read up on our Matua passed. I remember when my Matua Adam passed, I did not believe he had gone as Matua Hapeta was of similar looks and therefore, my sister Meri and I were not overly upset and could not understand why others tangi for our Father as we were quite sure Matua Hapeta was our Father. Matua Te Hemara was a cuddly giant of a man whom we hold fond memories of, especially when we use to visit him at his whare in Taheke. Gone, are our men and women who carried and held true mana. Wikitoria Teauta Pou-Keane

Kia ora whanau, how exciting it is to read your warm words of our Big Nan, I am Reta's eldest daughter, aroha mai Rongo I forgot about Hapeta, I do have a photo of Hapeta, Te Hemara and Hokimate ill add to my photos. My mother often speaks about how much big Nan adored his sister Hokimate. Aunty Shelia also spent time with us in Waitangi, lovely lady. Two sons of Te Hemara have passed James 2004 and Tokotoru 2011 buried ai Atiutiu, Mangakahia.