Raiha Kamau Haranga

about 1864–
Tokomaru Bay, Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand

The Life of Raiha Kamau

When Raiha Kamau Haranga was born about 1864, in Tokomaru Bay, Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand, her father, Wiremu Haranga, was 30 and her mother, Matire Wairua, was 23. She married Charles William Ferris about 1885, in East Cape, Auckland, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Charles William Ferris
Raiha Kamau Haranga
Marriage: about 1885
James Paumea Ferris
Te Atarina Ferris
Hirini Te Kani Ferris
Donald Ferris
Takotoroa Ferris

Spouse and Children

about 1885
East Cape, Auckland, New Zealand



    Te Atarina Ferris


    Donald Ferris


    Hirini Te Kani Ferris


    Takotoroa Ferris


Parents and Siblings

    Wiremu Haranga


    Matire Wairua




    Putere Haranga


    Te Ipo Haranga



    Heni Kinokino Haranga



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World Events (8)

1864 · War in the Waikato ends

Age 0

The Invasion of the Waikato was the most important campaign during the 19th century Wars in New Zealand. It was fought in the North Island between the Kingitanga Movement, a group of Maori Tribes, and the colonial government. The hostility lasted for nine months, where 14,000 Imperial and colonial troops and 4,000 Māori warriors fought and was the costliest confrontation during the New Zealand Wars. In 1995, the government conceded that the 1863 invasion and confiscation was wrongful and apologized for its actions and later that year Queen Elizabeth II personally signed the Waikato Raupatu Claims Settlement Act.
1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 23

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.
1896 · National Council of Women

Age 32

The National Council of Women of New Zealand was created as an organization after women won the right to vote. Today works to help achieve gender equality in New Zealand and in 2017 introduced Gender Equal NZ, which is fighting for Zealanders to have the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future no matter which gender they are.

Name Meaning

French (Lorraine): variant of Dutch Hareng.

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

Sources (1)

  • Raiha Kamau, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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