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Richard Ching and Elizabeth nee Pearce
*Seaview Cemetery Block 24, Plot 480* Richards’s first wife Jane was buried at Fairfield Cemetery[sitetree_link,id=259] in 1855. Richard Ching1 Headstone of Richard Ching. Seaview Cemetery Richard Ching1 was born on ...Read more about "Richard Ching and Elizabeth nee Pearce"...
Pūrākau - Legends of Te Tau Ihu
The stories and legends, or pūrākau, of Te Tau Ihu tell of significant events in the history of the region. Some are Polynesia-wide legends, including creation myths, adapted to local...Read more about "Pūrākau - Legends of Te Tau Ihu"...
Wakatū or Whakatū
Māori Names People often ask what a Māori place-name means, and try to break down parts of the name to find meaning: e.g. Motueka = motu + weka =...Read more about "Wakatū or Whakatū"...
The hilltop overlooking Whakatü is known to Mäori as Piki mai, which translates as ‘climb hither'. Piki mai was a staging point for the pakohe[pakohe-argillite/] (argillite) industry, the nearest...Read more about "Piki mai "...
Ching and Chisnall families
Richard Ching was born 11 July 1811 in England to Cornish parents - William Ching and Mary Vague. Richard was aged 12 when both his father, aged 40...Read more about "Ching and Chisnall families"...