Joseph Raroa

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Raroa was born on 31 December 1951, in Waipiro, Auckland, New Zealand, his father, Apirana Kopua Raroa, was 27 and his mother, Maria Lima Banks, was 29. He died on 21 August 2001, in Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 49, and was buried in Woodville, Manawatū-Whanganui, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Apirana Kopua Raroa
1924–1992
Maria Lima Banks
1922–1964
Joseph Raroa
1951–2001
Michael Raroa
1957–1957
George Wirihana
1961–1984

Sources (2)

  • Joseph Raroa, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joseph Raroa, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1953

Sherpa Tenzing and New Zealander Sir Edmund Hilary are the first to conquer Mount Everest.

1955 · The Pulp and Paper Mill

The Tasman Mill is the largest single employer in the Eastern Bay of Plenty region. It has continued to use the geothermal steam as a power source and is home to a 100-megawatt Geothermal power station that is located within the mill.

1965 · NAFTA with Australia

The Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement is a free trade agreement between the two Countries. It has helped relieve four-fifths of the tariffs associated between them and helped open trade across the Tasman Sea. 

Name Meaning

form of the biblical Hebrew name Yosef, meaning ‘(God) shall add (another son)’. This was borne by the favourite son of Jacob, whose brothers became jealous of him and sold him into slavery (Genesis 37). He was taken to Egypt, where he rose to become chief steward to Pharaoh, and was eventually reconciled to his brothers when they came to buy corn during a seven-year famine (Genesis 43–7). In the New Testament Joseph is the name of the husband of the Virgin Mary. It is also borne by a rich Jew, Joseph of Arimathea (Matthew 27:57; Mark 15:43; Luke 23:50; John 19:38), who took Jesus down from the Cross, wrapped him in a shroud, and buried him in a rock tomb. According to medieval legend, Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Grail to Britain. The name was uncommon in Britain in the Middle Ages but was revived in the mid 16th century and had become popular by the 1630s, remaining so ever since.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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