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Last updated: 2 June 2009


Collection | Ref # Card 48 | Held by Tinui Historical Society Archive




This biography of Mrs Bella Paku, also known as Ihipera Patuwai, centenarian of Castlepoint, was compiled by the teacher at the sole-charge Whakataki School c.1951. Mrs Paku died at Whakataki on 24 April 1951, aged 116. read more …

Dates covered:

Circa 1836 - 1951
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Thanks for that Bob. Drop us an e-mail - we would love to see the photograph and hear some of your stories,

Wairarapa Archives · Posted 29 October 2009

I have a photo of "Paku". My dad used to fish with her as a boy and she looked after him down at Whareama in the 1920s. I still have many of the stories told of those years and those who lived there or worked at Homewood. Paku was a great old lady.

Bob Waters · Posted 02 July 2009

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