Heremaia Blake Family of Pariroa Pa, Taranaki, New Zealand Updated July 26, 2005
About Our Family Research
We know very little about our ancestor or great grandfather who was known as Pereki Hokopaura Blake. He was the father of Jerry Hokopaura Blake our grandfather. Jerry was born in 1889 at Otoia Pa, along the Patea River. His father Pereki could have been European, born in England possibly between 1860 to 1870 as a Blake, but given the forenames of Pereki Hokopaura. On the other hand it's possible that it was Pereki Hokopaura Blake's father who emigrated to New Zealand. This is the primary RESEARCH task which is what I am conducting at the moment. 25/07/05. I am using all the on-line facilities possible through Family Tree Maker as well as interviewing family and scanning census, newspapers, and other facilities available.