Hita Esther Murray

1887–1925 (Age 38)
Parengarenga, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

The Life of Hita Esther

When Hita Esther Murray was born in 1887, in Parengarenga, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, her father, William Piri Murray, was 40 and her mother, Mereana Wahanui, was 27. She married Reewe Karaihe Mare or Murray about 1900, in Te Puna, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1925, at the age of 38, and was buried in Awanui, Kaipara, Northland, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Reewe Karaihe Mare or Murray
Hita Esther Murray
Marriage: about 1900
Rangitawhiti Murray
Te Reretu Murray

Spouse and Children

    Reewe Karaihe Mare or Murray



about 1900
Te Puna, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand


    Rangitawhiti Murray


    Te Reretu Murray


Parents and Siblings

    William Piri Murray





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World Events (6)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 0

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.

Age 6

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

Age 20

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: regional name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which is probably named with Old Celtic elements meaning ‘sea’ + ‘settlement’.2 Irish (southern Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ (the name of several different families in various parts of Ireland), or a shortened form of McMurray .3 Irish: reduced form of MacIlmurray, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhuire ( see Gilmore ).

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Hita Esther Murray - Church record: burial: about 1886; Awanui, North Island, New Zealand

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