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Auckland Family History Expo – 11th to 13th August 2017

Auckland City Council Libraries along with the NZSG Computing Genealogy Group once again hosted this event at the Fickling Centre, Three Kings, Auckland over the past weekend.

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A GRANDMOTHER REMEMBERS

I came across the below article recently and thought it was a fascinating account of interaction between early settlers and local Māori  —I wish I had such an account in my own family history—Ed

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FAMILY HISTORY EXPO 2016

FAMILY HISTORY EXPO 2016
Fickling Convention Centre, Three Kings, Auckland
12th—14th August
 
REPORT ON  FAMILY HISTORY FAIR – By Sue SLIGHT:

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Pioneer Battalion WW1

When WW1 broke out Māori response was varied.  Some thought it a white man’s war half a world away and of no concern of theirs.  Others opposed fighting for a crown that had confiscated so much of their land.After all, The Land Wars were still within living memory at the time.  Recruitment from Taranaki and Maniopoto was low and almost nil from Waikato.

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Otaki Family History Expo - Debrief & Video

Hello Brenda,

Thank you again for your participation during our Family History Expo in Otaki, which helped to make it a huge success. We wanted to create a warm and welcoming  atmosphere for the event and we believe that this was achieved.

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POHOIWI REUNION - RĀHUI MARAE, TIKITIKI

POHOIWI REUNION
RĀHUI MARAE, TIKITIKI
Friday 25th March—Monday 28th March 2016

By Kelly Maia GUNN

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Auckland Library’s Family History Expo 2015

Report—The Auckland Library’s Family History Expo was an entertaining weekend the first weekend in August 2015.

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MIG LANYARDS $5.00ea

MIG LANYARDS $5.00ea by cheque or 6 Kiwi Stamps.  Priceincludes P&P.

Contact Secretary Brenda JOYCE. 17 Peterhouse Street, Tawa, Wellington, WTN 6006 New Zealand.

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Hamilton Branch - Research Day 21st March 2015 - Report By Lorraine Rice

On Friday 20th March 2015,  Sue Slight and I left work early to get on the road to Hamilton before the traffic got too bad.

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THE MĀORI LAND COURT - TE KOOTI WHENUA MĀORI

The land (te whenua) is and always has been of great importance to Māori.  This is for financial but also spiritual reasons.  The land expresses the mana of individuals the whānau, hapū and iwi.

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Online NZ Council Cemetery Websites

We have created a new Research Link under the “Research” tab which will take you to a list we have compiled of all known NZ Council websites which include a Searchable Cemetery Database.

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WHANGANUI RESEARCH DAY AT THE ALEXANDER HERITAGE AND RESEARCH LIBRARY 12th JULY 2014

Frances HADDOCK of the NZSG Whanganui Branch kindly represented the Māori Interest Group at this event. 

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THAMES EXPO 2014

This well attended event took place on Saturday 17th  May.  It was a brilliantly sunny day but fog bound and mighty cold in the early morning. 

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TUPUNA TAONGA – PATU ONEWA - PAPAHARAKEKE

Rotorua Museum was hosting ‘Sing Aotearoa’ this year at Labour Weekend and my 3rd cousin, Michael Littlewood whose wife Vivien was participating,

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NZSG at Pukekohe - Queen’s Birthday Weekend

 

2013 This will not be a report on all the events over the weekend.  Information about the AGM will appear in the next magazine as will photographs and other reports. 

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NZ Census Records for Māori

 

You may have been told that New Zealand does not hold any accessible census records.  This is true as regards national records but there are many nineteenth century census records, still extant, which were taken at various times in specific geographical areas.  For details of these refer to Donald Hansen’s article in the NZSG Magazine May/June 2011 Forgotten but not gone.  Many census records for Māori are listed, together with details of the information they provide and how to access them.

You can search Archway (Archives NZ catalogue of holdings) to see if more census records have now become available.  Be sure to read the definition carefully as some of these records give numbers of the population but do not list names.  Also check which Archives NZ office holds the documents you wish to see as the documents are only accessible at that office.  You can request a document on line at Archway from your home computer so that it will be ready and waiting for you when you visit the office.

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The close of the 28th Māori Battalion Association 1st December 2012

This was a bitter sweet occasion – The Association was formed soon after the end of WW11 and has been a focal point of fellowship and support for veterans of the Battalion, their wives,

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OUR NEW ZEALAND ADVENTURE

Where do I start?  What a magnificent wonderland your country is - but then you New Zealanders would already be aware of that!

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