Hira Anderson

Female1878–13 November 1941

Brief Life History of Hira

When Hira Anderson was born in 1878, in Kopua, Manawatū-Whanganui, New Zealand, her father, Kereama Graham Anderson, was 28 and her mother, Ngamaru Te Haurangi, was 28. She married Ngahihi Hughes in 1903, in Auckland, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 9 daughters. She died on 13 November 1941, in New Zealand, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Ngahihi Hughes
Hira Anderson
Marriage: 1903
Hariata Hughes
Haeana Hone Hughes
Martin Ngongo Hughes
Te Kauwae Hughes
Sonny Percy Hughes
Rita Tokoreko Hughes
Tiri Hughes
Milly Hughes
Hipa Hughes
Queenie Kuia
Marnira Marney Hughes
Te Piho Ngahihi Hughes
Polly Hughes
Kotiro Hughes
Rona Hughes
Rangi Hughes

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    Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1903Auckland, New Zealand
  • Children (17)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)

    1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

    Age 9

    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 15

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

    1896 · National Council of Women

    Age 18

    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

    Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.

    German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.

    Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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