Mere Tahana

Production date
Circa 1856-1891
Description
Studio portrait of Mere (Mary) Tahana wearing a korowai karure, circular hoop earrings, and what appears to be a feather on the crown of her head. She has a chin moko.
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Production role
Photographer
Production date
Circa 1856-1891
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Accession number
PHO2007-103
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Mere Tahana was my great great grandmother. She looks like a first cousin of mine called Irene Miller. I have visited her lovely grave which Kum Sing provided for her at Te Henui Cemetary. Her name is spelt as "Kum Sung". Trevor and Val Tapp were my mother's cousins and they lived at Trentham Upper Hutt. I think Val is the oldest living descendent.

- Gerald sydney Thorner Te Atiawa Iwi-Puketapu Hapu-Hoewaka whanau on 17-05-2022 05:13:16

She was my great graet grand mother

- Allan tapp on 05-07-2021 01:22:17

Mary Bishop/Te Hana tutu, Hill was my 3rd great grandmother.

- De Dawson on 15-02-2021 07:57:38

This was my graet graet grandmother

- Allan Tapp on 14-01-2021 09:18:06

Daughter of Mary Bishop ('Timandra') and Wiremu Tahana, Hua Block. Married Kum Sing.Died early twenties probably tuberculosis as father. Buried with son Louis in Te Henui Cemetery.

- Caro Mundt on 03-12-2014 23:17:11

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