IWI / HAPU AFFILIATIONS
Wiremu Kingi lived in the Turanga (Gisborne) district. His
father was from Ngāti Porou and his mother was from Te
Aowera and Tokomaru Bay.
On 3 June 1901 Mate Haere Koko visited the Lindauer
Art Gallery in Auckland and left this comment in the Māori
I have seen my ancestor Wi Kingi, chief of Turanganui.
Soon after, on the 21 June, Paratene Tatae also from Turanganui
visited the Gallery commenting it was good to see his father,
Wiremu Kingi Te Apaapa. Another descendant would not visit again
until April 1902 when Moana Paratene viewed the portrait of
Wiremu Kingi. His present day descendants include the Te Kani whanau of
Te Poho o Rawiri in Turanganui.
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