Paetaha, Tahu, -1942

Lived at Ranana on the Whanganui River. Tahu Paetaha married Nga pua o te Rangi (Ngapera) Kahutaiki Materiki. They had four children, their names, Maata, Hinerau, Rora and Whakawhiti. This was Ngapera's second marriage. Rora, the only son of Tahu died at the age of 21. Left no issue. Tahu lived with his family on a small farmlet close to Ranana Marae. According to Ruka Broughton senior, Tahu was renowned for his skill and knowledge of the taiaha. Tahu is buried across the Whanganui river, opposite Pungarehu Marae. Biographical information supplied by Tahu Paetaha's grand daughter, Te Koha Tareha.

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Date: [ca 1920] By: Broughton, A R, active 1978 Ref: PAColl-0306 Description: Photographs relating to the Wanganui District The first photograph is of a group of 15 men some holding mere and one holding a taiaha and wearing improvised ...
Haka of welcome. Ranana, Wanganui River.
Date: 1930-1935 From: Bledisloe, Charles Bathurst, Viscount, 1867-1958 :Snapshots of New Zealand Ref: PA1-f-015-14 Description: Tahu Paetaha and an unidentified woman performing a haka of Welcome during a visit of the Governor General, Lord Bledisloe, to Ranana on the Wanganui River. ...