Raiha Tauroa

14 October 1897–28 July 1961 (Age 63)
Pupuke, Northland, New Zealand

The Life of Raiha

When Raiha Tauroa was born on 14 October 1897, in Pupuke, Northland, New Zealand, her father, Tauroa Himiona Maaka, was 33 and her mother, Hariata Ngahou Hone Pihema, was 28. She married Joseph Radich in 1924, in Northland, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 28 July 1961, in New Zealand, at the age of 63, and was buried in Whangaroa, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Joseph Radich
Raiha Tauroa
Marriage: 1924
Jack Radich
Jack Radich

Spouse and Children

Northland, New Zealand


    Jack Radich


    Jack Radich


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World Events (8)


Age 10

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.
1907 · Dominion of New Zealand

Age 10

The Dominion of New Zealand was brought about when New Zealand proclaimed itself a political independent government inside the British Empire. The Dominion of New Zealand allowed the British Government to shape its foreign policy, and it followed Britain into the First World War. Full independence was granted in 1931 and adopted by the New Zealand Parliament in 1947. 

Age 17

Outbreak of World War I. New Zealand commits thousands of troops to the British war effort. They suffer heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in 1915.

Name Meaning

Italian: most probably a nickname from Sicilian and southern Italian tauro ‘bull’, ‘ox’ (Latin taurus).

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

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