Thread subject: Papa Panui - Notices :: PERENARA (Black/Ward), Elizabeth Emily: Finding Whanau

Posted by _Anahera_ on 13-10-2016 21:17

Kia Ora,

I'm trying to trace my whakapapa and am hoping someone can help. I'm trying to find more info about Elizabeth Emily Perenara. Elizabeth was born in Whakatane, but was the adopted into the Ward whanau (Thomas and Eliza Ward nee McDonald and is recorded as Elizabeth Ward on her marriage and death certs). So not sure who real parents are. Elizabeth is my great grandmother.

Elizabeth married Alexander Black, their son Joseph Black is my Grandfather.

I would like to know more about the Perenaras from Whakatane and what iwi they belong to. Hope someone can help. Please email me at or reply to this post 😊

Edited by _Anahera_ on 01-01-1970 12:00

Posted by _Anahera_ on 31-10-2016 19:42

Kia Ora,

If someone could point me in the right direction, or know of anyone who I could talk to, that would be choice.

Would like to make that connection some how, even if anyone knows more about the ward whanau or black whanau in Whakatane.

Posted by kiwichris on 09-11-2016 18:46

Do u have any dates ? I found a Thomas Ward as a farmer in Whakatane in 1891.

Posted by _Anahera_ on 25-11-2016 23:49

Not sure when Thomas was born. Elizabeth was born in 1886.

Posted by _Anahera_ on 26-11-2016 00:19

I have more info!!

Elizabeths mother Eliza Ward/McDonald was also known as Raiha Irihitoto (married Thomas Ward) Apparently Raihias parents are Hehiri Perenara and Kune. Now to find more info about Hehiri.