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At 3pm on 4 March 2014
very interesting portrait....I know my ancestors Paipa were Ngati Porou and I am related to the Wharepapa line...
At 7pm on 17 February 2014
Kia ora. I'd be interested to korero to anyone who has any info/whakapapa on Ruka Aratapu.
At 9pm on 21 April 2013
My kids great great grandmother signed this page, how great to actually see her very words! I would love to know what year these pages of the visitors book were from?
At 12am on 13 June 2012
Kia ora, thank you so much for the information that you have provided from my nana kene purua.
I have been trying to put together my whakapapa, and it great to see that my nana's writing, as soon as I saw the writing I knew it was him. If only you knew how much this means to me.
Please keep up the fantastic effort. Arohamai.
At 10am on 21 May 2012
Thanks to Nerolie for her positive comment about viewing whanau names. If you open the book on any page you are offered 3 choices in the box below: a faithful transcription of the words as they were written at the time; a transcription with modern punctuation and macrons and a transcription and translation into English. 'Hope you enjoy reading their korero and thanks to Te Taura Whiri i te reo Maori The Maori Language Commission for all of the transcription and translation work on the Visitors Book.
At 2pm on 30 April 2012
How exciting,to go through these pages and view some familiar whanau names. How unfortunate that I am not able to understand their korero.
Not finished looking but I will be back
At 11am on 19 April 2012
Remana Nutana (Mangere Bridge) and Wahanga Wetini (Raglan).
These two people are mentioned in the above book. Does anyone have a portrait or pictures of these two people? They feature on entry number 152.
At 5am on 7 April 2012
How mutch do this art cost.??...
or are the made so many of thouse in 1885..??
At 5pm on 1 April 2012
kia ora hoki nga whanau nga rangatira he tiaki nga kupu pa ana ki to matou tupuna e kimi ana au i toku tupuna a Te Rau kaimakariri me he mea ko mohio koutou me wai a mai koutou ki toku email firstname.lastname@example.org waia mai me ringi mai pea 078286179 toku ingoa ko heraparo rotan
At 5pm on 8 February 2012
Kia Ora Whanau,
Ko Sheryldene Tukiri taku ingoa No Rahui Pokeka te Kainga Noho, engari Ko Whaingaroa/Kawhia te kainga Tuturu. Ko Taupiri te Maunga, Waikato Te Awa, Tainui/Kurahaupo nga waka Whaingaroa te Moana, Waikato te Iwi, Ko Ngati Mahuta me Tahinga nga hapu, Ko Waahi me Poihakena nga Marae, Ko Potatau Te Wherowhero te tangata, Noreira He Piko he Taniwha He Piko he Taniwha, Waikato Taniwharau. WOW! I have been researching my whakapapa goin on two years now and finding it pretty out of it but all goodz, lol and yea I was wondering if anyone out there has heard of my Tupuna Te Rau Kaimakariri from Te Akau, I've found his name in this book and he left some sad comments however if there is anyone who could be of assistance please dont hesitae to call me on 078287510/0212970855 noreira mihi atu koutou katoa, Ka huri.
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