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Rangitihi's Geni Profile

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Birthplace: Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Son of Uenuku-Mai-Rarotonga and Hine-te-raunaio
Husband of Rongomaiturihuia; Kahukare and Manawakotokoto
Partner of Papawharanui
Father of Ratorua; Tauruao; Rangiaohia; Rangi-whaka-ekehau; Rakeiao and 3 others

Managed by: Donna Pearson/Abbott
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About Rangitihi


Circa 1500, the senior Arawa Chief Rangitihi, his three wives and family, (apart from his eldest son Rangiaohia) were living inland at their pa (fortress)Rangiwhakapua located beside the Ohau Channel between Lake Rotoiti and lake Rotorua, having moved there from the Pakotore pa on the banks of the Kaituna River where his children had grown up.

Rangitihi’s children

The descendants of Īhenga and Hatupatu married into other major lines of the Te Arawa tribe, and in time they were led by Rangitihi, Tamatekapua’s great-great-grandson.

This whakapapa (genealogical chart) shows Rangitihi’s seven sons and one daughter, who were collectively called Ngā Pūmanawa e Waru o te Arawa – the Eight Beating Hearts of Te Arawa. (Profile Picture)

Whakapapa from information provided by Paul Tapsell