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Thomas Robert Kanara

Maori: Tamati Ropata Kanara, Chinese: 格讷拉托马斯 (罗伯特), Arabic: توما روبرت كانارا
Birthplace: Middlemore Hospital, 100 Hospital Road, Mangere East, Auckland, 2025, New Zealand
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About Thomas Kanara

I am having so much fun and learning so much along the way.

I whakapapa back to the Te Rarawa iwi via my father & I associate with the Motuti Marae my Hapu is Ngati Te Maara / Ngati Manawa.

Notable discoveries on father's line:

Grandfather's side:

  • The earliest european ancestor on my fathers line to arrive in New Zealand is believed to be William Hoard originally from Chester USA.
  • William left New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. on 18th October 1828 aboard the American whaler Ann Alexander which was bound for the Pacific whaling grounds, the ship returned on 12th May 1832, however William remained in New Zealand
  • His record in the crew list for the voyage shows his;
    • Age: 25
    • Height: 5'7
    • Skin Colour: Light
    • Hair: Brown.
    • There is no mention of him jumping ship.
  • In 1832 he married Te Oki Mahu a high ranking woman from Te Rarawa.

Grandmother's side:

  • Other europeans ancestors on my father's mother's side are James McGivern a soldier from the 68th Regiment who was sent here to fight in the Maori wars, after the war he remained and married Te Ata-I-Hoea
  • Another early arrival was Richard Mudgway Born in Kent, England, Richard Immigrated to New Zealand in 1841 aboard the Catherine Stewart Forbes, which arrived in New Zealand on June 24 1841 at Port Nicholson.

Other interesting discoveries I have made:

  • Jonathan Fairbanks, Sr is my 10th Great Grandfather. He built Fairbanks house which is the oldest surviving timber-frame house in North America.
  • The one and only King of Rock 'n' Roll Elvis Presley is my 12th cousin four times removed.
  • The infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar is my 20th cousin thrice removed.
  • Alice Cooper is my 15th Cousin once removed.
  • Peter Sellers, the actor that played Inspector 'Jacques Clouseau' in the "Pink Panther" series of films is my 3rd cousin twice removed
  • Daniel Mendoza English prizefighter, who was boxing champion of England 1792-95, developed the 'scientific style' of boxing was my 1st cousin 6 times removed.