Te Manene or Nene Puruwhero or Puru

Brief Life History of Te Manene or Nene

When Te Manene or Nene Puruwhero or Puru was born in 1870, in Hokianga, New Zealand, his father, Puruwhero Te Manene, was 39 and his mother, Kataraina Manning, was 27. He married Aneta Rautangi Kaio Te Uri on 3 May 1884, in Waima, Auckland, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 30 June 1940, in his hometown, at the age of 70, and was buried in Papua, Aitutaki, Cook Islands.

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Te Manene or Nene Puruwhero or Puru
Aneta Rautangi Kaio Te Uri
Marriage: 3 May 1884
Meri Mere Nene Puru
Iti Nene Puru
Waru Nene Puru
Taupo Nene Puru
Hamuera Puru
Maata Nene Puru

Sources (2)

  • Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Maori Voter and Electoral Rolls, 1908 & 1919
  • New Zealand Police Gazettes 1878-1945

World Events (7)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.


Cook Islands are proclaimed a British protectorate. A single federal parliament is established.


New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Israeli): from Hebrew or ‘light’, a Hebraicized form of various original Ashkenazic surnames.

Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 柯, see Ke 1.

Chinese: Hokkien form of the surname 胡, see Hu 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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