Wiremu and Mary Tahana

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Studio portrait of Wiremu Tutu Tahana (1835-1860) of Te Hua Village and his wife Mary Tahana (née Bishop) (1834-1904). The couple married on 1 June 1855.
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No, he was old and childless and dying, Mary was my grandmother 5 or 6 generations ago. There were no children

- JH posted 7 months ago.

Mary and Wiremu are my great great great grandparents-thank-you for verifying the photo. Gerald Sydney Thorner Te Atiawa iwi=Puketapu hapu-Hoewaka whanau-Hua Division(Bell Block)(Muru Raupatu marae)

- Gerald sydney Thorner posted one year ago.

Apparently Mary Bishop who arrived with her parents in1842 on the Timandra, met a good looking and striking Maori man called Wiremu Tutu Tehana. Apparently she popped the question to Wiremu "will you marry me". The wedding scandalized the New Plymouth settlement at the time. Could this photo be of Mary Bishop, and Wiremu Tutu Tehana of The Hua Village BellBlock. Gerald Sydney Thorner- Te Atiawa iwi-Puketapu Hapu-Hoewaka whanau- Hua Division (Bell Block) Muru Raupatu marae. Ph 021 1291249

- Gerald Sydney Thorner posted one year ago.

Are these people Wiremu Tutu Tehana and Mary Bishop

- Gerald sydney Thorner posted one year ago.

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