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I'm tracing back my Dad's side of whakapapa further back, it's very hard to find Paratene whakapapa as there is very little information out around internet. I have found my great great great grandma Caroline Paratene and unable to trace back further but googling up it's connected to Paratene Te Manu and when they all had to leave Hauturu, it also mention two daughters Sarah and Caroline Paratene.
PARATENE Te Manu
PARATENE Caroline (I'm not sure if Sarah and Caroline had Maori names, as there's no birth certificates back in the mid 1800s, but I do feel that they do have a Maori name.)
Caroline married to John Campbell. (I have got their marriage certificate, but the names of their parents isn't listed, they married up North in Mongonui)
Caroline and John Campbell had a daughter Elizabeth Edith Campbell.
Elizabeth Edith Campbell married to Arthur Frank Norris etc
This discovery I found Paratene is from Ngatiwai iwi. (My father only knows he's from iwi Ngapuhi, but don't know the hapu and marae)..
I have signed up to register on Ngatiwai and also waiting for their confirmation to verify this connection.