|About The Snowdens - Ahipara New Zealand
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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
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
Once again enjoy your visit and please feel free to sign our guestbook.
A TE RARAWA CONNECTION AND DIRECT LINE FROM TUMOANA
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
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