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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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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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