Whareraki - Sourced from Te Karere Mai Te Whanau a Neke - Vol 1 Issue 4 November 1995
Researched by Glen Williams
Aliases: Wharaki, Te Whareraki, Te Wharerangi, Martha Wharerangi, Te Wareraki.
Recorded Data of Whareraki
1884 Mantell's Census. The earliest record known is of Whareraki being listed as being of Ngati Huirapa hapu, No 91, a female Maori of Waikouaiti in WB Mantell's census of 1848. Also listed are her sisters Kaikawakawa No 84, and Mata Watkins Kupukupa alias Meo Wahine Kupukaup No 82. Her other sister Tarapaha alias Tatarapoha and her husband Tarawa alias Tarawai are not listed. This listing led to Whareraki's being shown as no's 1462 and 575 in the Ngaitahu Trust Board's Pink and Blue books of "Original Beneficiaries" and "Kaumatua alive in 1848".
05 February 1865: the Rev. Johan Wohlers recorded Martha Wharerangi (Whareraki) in Southland Dialect of Koraka Bay (Colac Bay) standing as Godmother to Merika Arapeta at Oranga (Oraka).
May 1868: In the "Return of Lands" dealt with by the "Native Land Court in final extinguishment of all claims under Ngaitahu Deed of 1848".
25 March 1874: Mr Mackay lists Whareraki as a Shareholder in the Oraka Reserve - Schedule D under the Crown Grant Act of 1862.
30 November 1882: Died and buried at Oraka.
22 December 1925: William Fraser submits whakapapa to the Maori Land Court (S.I.M.B. 25/21) and by these Whareraki and Pareaho had two daughters - Neke who married Daniel Smith and Alexander Fraser, and Kauhoa or Maraki who married John Parker Snr.
S.I.M.B 4-309/310, 5-66 & 5-134, 22-17, 25-21. Ngai Tahu File No 239 Mantell's 1848 Census, Ruapuke Births Deaths and Marriages Registers (Rev Wohlers).
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