Tuesday, March 21, 2006

noble....

This is a Goldie painting of my Wife's great, great, great, great Grandfather, Atama Paparangi a Northland Chief. we have a print of it hanging in our lounge at home too.
I love the way that he looks down on his mokupuna (grandhcildren) through out the generations.
Make you feel safe, secure and loved....

9 comments:

JOEZEEZ said...

Hi,

We must be related to your wife my family too are descendents of this great man. We went back in Easter and took photo's of his tombstone. My nana's little sister is buried beside him.

What a small world I was just searching for some history on Atama. my email address is JOEZEEZ@xtra.co.nz if you want to swap any info my dad knows more than me I am only just starting to research into his background and history etc

Kevin Wilkinson said...

Haa, like 'Joezeez' I was also doing some searching on my great great grandfather. I have not made it to Miti Miti yet, but hope to in April 2007, to bring my young sons along. I live in Australia these days.
I too need to find out more, especially now my parents are getting quite old.
Good to get a 'hit' on your blog...cheers!

MitiMaid said...

Kia ora!

My name is Robyn and I am a descendant of Atama's also.

I live in Hawke's Bay, NZ now but originated from the Hokianga. I try to make the journey to Ninety Mile Beach (Ahipara) at least once a year but would like to do so more often.

Next trip I will re-visit Mitimiti & Atama's grave which is an awesome site.

Feel free to contact me at dartmoor@ihug.co.nz if you want.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

My name is Cherie, I am also a descendent, he was my grand mother's grand father. My nan moved to Australia in the 1920's.

The tiki in the picture, my nan gave it to my father and I used to play with it when I was a child.

I also have just started to researching my family tree. My email address is dbazz2000@bigpond.com.au. I would like to find out more info about my heritage, as this is rather hard for me as my nan has now pasted.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Atama is also my great x5 grandfather, my father (james joseph moses) passed away when i was quite young and he didnt get to tell me much about him. If you or your wife have any information about him that you'de like to share id love to hear from you my email is miss_s_moses@hotmail.com . thanks, sheryl moses

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Well my Grandmother gave me a picture of Atama when I was quite young and told me he was her GR GR Grandfather my Grandmother has since pastaway I've got this curiosity about all this knocking on my brain my first step, we are all parkea here but I feel I need to take up nan's history. weird ?
JAMES Dang ers ...

Anonymous said...

Hi again,
James Dang ers jamzfdangers@hotmail.com ....

Allen Smith said...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/727546420608826/

If you are interested in Atama Paparangi from Matihetihe Hokianga, New Zealand
tom.allan@xtra.co.nz

Allen Smith said...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/727546420608826/

If you are interested in Atama Paparangi from Matihetihe Hokianga, New Zealand
tom.allan@xtra.co.nz