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Makea Pori Ariki
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- Te Au O Tonga - The Mist of the South
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This page has been created to locate the descendants of Makea Pori Ariki (profile picture), Paramount Chief of the Vaka Te Au O Tonga on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands between 1823 - 1839.
Makea Pori Ariki had four children who succeeded him and held the title of Makea Nui Ariki. They were:
1. Makea Davida
2. Makea Daniela
3. Makea Te Vaerua
4. Makea Abela
My father is the late Tekura (Mac) Pori, son of Tinirau Miiura Makua Pori-Makea, son of Pori Te Pou Makea, son of Ngoroio Pori Makea, son of Makea Daniela, son of Makea Pori Ariki.
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Another claimant is expected to be invested today with the Makea Nui title which has been vacant since 1994.
According to Fanau Hunt, her son Stanley (Tutavake) will take on the title this morning after an investiture which will take place near Oroenga and Arai-te-Tonga.
Hunt says her son currently holds the title of Taka’ia Taunga and this will be passed on to her other son once the investiture is complete.
Hunt, who holds the title of Porotito Rangatira says she is descended from Makea Ekeeke through her mother Taka’ia.
She says what they are doing today is putting right what has been done to their line in the past.
“Kare au e mataku no te mea e kua kite au e noea mai au. [I am not scared because I know where I come from].”
The Makea title has been the longest running saga of title disputes stretching back to the early part of last century. Following the death of the title-holder, Makea Nui Teremoana Ariki in 1994, three people have been invested with the title, however all claims were declared void in subsequent high court and appeal court hearings.
Despite this, two of the claimants often referred to themselves as the Makea Nui title holder.
Last year Yolande Browne, the daughter of a previous unsuccessful claimant William Parau Browne, lodged an application with the land court to succeed and hold the Makea Nui Ariki title.
Browne, who lives in New Zealand, has filed a substantial file detailing evidence from
as far back as 1939 to support her claim.
Another person, Matapo Oti, claimed in 2006 that he is a descendant of Tavita the first eldest child of Tinomana Makea who held the title in the early 1800s, and said that they would take the matter to court.
When there was an upheaval involving some of the country’s ariki after the infamous June 12 proclamation last year, members of the Makea tribe attempted to get things moving but without success.
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The Makea Nui title is expected to head to court yet again with another person laying claim to the disputed title.
Yolande Browne, the daughter of a previous unsuccessful claimant William Parau Browne, has lodged an application with the land court to succeed and hold the Makea Nui Ariki title.
Browne, who lives in New Zealand, has filed a substantial file detailing evidence from as far back as 1939 to support her claim.
Her father, who also held the title of Putua Rangatira, tried to claim the title in 1939-1941 but he was unsuccessful in his attempt through the Native Land Court and the Auckland Supreme Court in New Zealand.
She is claiming on behalf of the descendants of her “5th great grandfather Makea Rangi Makeakea (alias Te Ariki Noo Tai) and our 4th great grandfather Putua Ariki (alias Te Konako) who was killed/slain”.
In her application, Browne claims that Makea Rangi Makeakea held the Makea Ariki title (just before the arrival of the gospel). Rangi Makeakea’s eldest son Putua Ariki however was killed by the son of Te Patuakino (Paenui), along with seven of his eight sons. The lands and title, contends Browne, were taken over by Te Patuakino and his family.
Browne says one son Mautaua (Mahutaua) survived and she claims she is descended from him. According to court records, Willie Parau Browne was accepted as a descendant of Putua Ariki on 18 March 1955.
When Willie Browne’s application was denied in 1941, the case was sealed for 60 years, with documents stored in the National Archives in Wellington.
“We of the blood right family now request this matter be heard in the high court of Rarotonga to right the injustice of 1810,” submits Browne.
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AVARUA (Te Au O Tonga) - Pokoinu, Nikao, Puapuautu, Areanu, Kaikaveka, Atupa, Avatiu, Ruatonga, Tauae, Tutakimoa, Takuvaine, Ngatipa, Vaikai, Tapae, Pue, Punamaia, Kii Kii & Tupapa.
MATAVERA (Takitumu)- Titama, Matavera, Vaenga & Pouara.
NGATANGIIA (Takitumu) - Turangi, Ngati Au, Ngati Maoate, Ngati Vaikai, Avana, Aroko, Nukupure, Areiti, Aremango & Maii.
TITIKAVEKA (Takitumu) - Tikioki, Akapuao, Ruatupa, Arakuo, Turoa, Kauare, Totokoitu, Avaavaroa & Vaimaanga.
ARORANGI (Puaikura) - Rutaki, Aroa, Kavera, Vaiakura, Akaoa, Arerenga, Inave, Tokerau & Pokoinu i Raro.
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Kia Ora \ Kia Orana0 Replies 210 weeks
Well i Just got Back from Raro Two weeks ago..And it was the First time in 8 years,i fell in love all over again.
With the People,the culture,The Land,the Kai hehe
But now i am on a mission to find out my bloodline before i raise a Family that like me has a gap in their identity.My Mother knows only so much and My grandmother finds it difficult to share with me her knowledge..So i need to do this on my own.Hoping i could find help through you?.
Ko Takitimu Te Waka
Ko Ngati Kahungunu Te Iwi
Ko Ngati Hori Te Hapu
Ko Makea Piahana Ahau.
Great Granddaughter of Tui Pori Makea and Kuini Campbell Maki.
Grandaughter of Amellia Gabrielle Pori Makea And Allan Tuanu Carissassa Mitchell Marama.
Grandaughter of Emarina Makea And Fredrick Milroy.
Daughter of Tina Milroy And Keni-Johanni Piahana.
I am the second to youngest of 8.and doing this for all my Siblings.
I only know Names.I want to know Truth and proof.
Im right here..Trying.
PLease Write Back or email me If you can help me.
hey bro wats the happs0 Replies 218 weeks
if you know wat i mean
Patsy - Rakakiwai
Kia ora2 Replies 230 weeks
This query may not directly relate to the descendants of you tupuna (ancestors) but wonder if you (or your members) could assist me in a search I have undertaken for several years.
My great great grandfather was a man named Titama Pahi. In arrived in New Zealand (South Island) from the Pacific sometime before the early 1870's and married Rakiwhakana Kaurehe, a Ngai Tahu (South Island tribe) woman from Otakou (Otago Peninsula, Dunedin). They had 3 children (one of which died as a child) the surviving two being Teiwi (Davey) Titama Pahi and Tinieko Pahi (Mrs Kaahu). By mid to late 1870 Titama Pahi (snr) vanishes.
There are no records of information as to where Titama Pahi came from or went to. The only information that came from some of the old people was that he was referred to as a "kanak or kanaka" and that he possibly came from Rarotonga.
Obviously when I Google these names they both feature on your Bebo page. I'd welcome any information or help you could provide.