Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt

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Kauamo was the wife of Joseph Robinson, who had been in NZ since 1823. Together this couple lived and raised a family in Waiwhetu.

Joe Robinson had a well-established shipbuilding business on the Hutt River near the Waiwhetu Pa. It is recorded that William Wakefield was somewhat surprised to find an Englishman already living here when he first arrived on the Tory.

Kauamo was the daughter of Hoani Te Matahiwi and Takuaiterangi. Together this couple Kauamo and Joe Robinson left a legacy, having four children and over 30 grandchildren. Their large family extends throughout NZ and Australia i

  1. Nga Tupuna o Te Whanganui-a-Tara Vol 3 WCC 2001[]

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