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Welcome! This website was created on 09 May 2008 and last updated on 27 Apr 2021. The family trees on this site contain 1139 relatives and 539 photos. If you have any questions or comments you may send a message to the Administrator of this site.
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`Te Whare o Ngapuhi, Tamaki Makaurau ki Te Rerenga Wairua. Ko nga paatu ko Ngati Whatua, Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngati Kahu, Ngapuhi ki roto. Ko nga Rarangi Maunga nga Poutokomanawa i hikia te Tahuhu o Te Whare o Ngapuhi`
About The Snowdens - Ahipara New Zealand
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Ko Whangatauatia te Maunga
Ko Karirikura te Moana
Ko Te Ohaki te Whare Tupuna
Ko Roma te Marae
Ko Tinana te Waka
Ko Te Rarawa te Iw

Tena ra koutou ; E nga uri, e kui ma, e koro ma, nga whanaunga, nga pakeke, nga  tamariki me nga mokopuna, piki mai, kake mai, nau mai, haere mai.

Welcome to our website created for the families and descendents of Harawe  Barney Snowden (son of John Snowden aka Haki Rewiti and Meri Nathan) and Heeni Maihi (Jane Marsh) of  Ahipara, Northland,New Zealand. Since developing this site we have seen much interest; and as usual when  researching genealogy/whakapapa, a bigger picture has emerged, the lists have grown thus requiring much  more attention to detail. Please be patient as this is a work in progress.

Most of the data other than photographs collected here are available publicly; either online, through  various government archives, journals and diaries or libraries.

So, here is something of the Snowden Maori heritage; starting from the beginning with settler Henry Davis  Snowden and his second wife Erana Raupane Ururoa of Ngapuhi of whom the descendents are numerous. This  whanau whakapapa emphasises the Te Rarawa hapu connection and other whanau links. Please note that  pedigree charts as used here are limited and do not include whangai lines or inter-relationships, however  these can be added manually. This site is stacked with information and stories about these descendents, it  will take you some time to read through. There is much room for improvement, please bare with us as we  collate this information. You will not find any kings or queens, princes and princesses (only my wife),  prime ministers nor presidents. What you will find are people past and present who have left a legacy and  continue to do so, people of the land, hard working ordinary folk, bushmen, gum diggers, farmers,  fishermen and hunters, teachers, ministers, sports players male and female. You might find the odd pirate,  skeleton and ghost, owler, burgler, drunk and rogue, and of course the son of an english convict who  marries a chiefs daughter, where this story all began...yeah seriously.

Always remembering the many servicemen of the armed forces, those who returned and  those who did not, and those who have gone on since; from the early wars right up to  today, it is they who we owe a great debt to. We will remember them.

Be warned that there will still be omissions, errors and other absurbities, but if  you TELL ME I can change it and make it RIGHT .Remember I am not an expert, so if you  are, your advice will be much appreciated :) Feel free to contact me if you have  anything to add.

Also please sign our guestbook. We remain grateful for the information that has been  made available.

No reira, ka piti hono tatai hono; Te hunga mate ki te hunga mate; te hunga ora ki te  hunga ora. Tena Koutou katoa;

Mauri ora e te whanau whanui

Special Acknowledgements : Ralph Byrne and Tim Snowden (Auckland) , Vicki Smith, Beth  Lane and Jeff Snowden all Australia, Mereana Snowden and Dawn Rupapera(nee Snowden)  Ahipara . Also whanaunga Lisette Rawson (Hughes), David Atkinson (Flavell)- USA  my  sister Dorothy Kilgour (nee Snowden) and many others who made valuable contributions.  Be sure to check out "Stories" and "Sources" for more information regarding our  family history.

Once again enjoy your visit and please feel free to sign our guestbook.


Tumoana  = Parewhakaariki
 Tamahotu = Te Rua
 Tamamoko = Te Aute
 Haupuke = Paengatae
 Patito =  Tuputa
 Toakai =  (1) Iarawhati –  (2) Tukotia
 Taranga = (1) Tehenga  (2) Maro
 Whakaeke = Tutumea
 Te Kirianuhea = Rangi
 Te Ikaroa = Te Ahuru
 Te Patuhu 
 Patungahere = Ururoa (refer Ngapuhi whakapapa charts)
 Raupane (Erana/Ellen) = Rewiti (Henry Davis Snowden)
 Haki Rewiti (John Snowden) = Meri Nathan (Netana Patuawa - Ngati Whatua/Te Uri o Hau)       |
 Harawe Rewiti (Barney Snowden)  = Heeni Maihi/Marsh (Te Huhu also Te Rarawa)       |
 Simon, Barney, Pita, Sonny, Rose, Ellen, Wairama (Robin), Kathleen, Andrew, Kay

Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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