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Joseph Te Kira Faulkner (1835 - 1918)

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Joseph Te Kira Faulkner
Born in Te Puna, Bay of Plenty, New Zealandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Te Puna, Bay of Plenty, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified 23 May 2018 | Created 4 Nov 2017
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Joseph Faulkner was born in 1835. He was the son of John Faulkner and Ruawahine Ngaitukairangi.

He was Baptised by Henry Williams on 20 May 1835 at the Mission Station.

He married Heeni Potier (the daughter of Pierre Potier and Porina Te Arapapa) circa 1865. (Heeni was half French and half Maori.)

They had at least 8 children.

Joseph died on 17 April 1918 at the age of 82.[1]


Bay of Plenty Times, 17 Apr 1918 p3

FAULKNER A very old resident of the Te Puna district in the person of Mr Joseph Faulkner died at noon today at Te Puna. Deceased was the eldest son of the late Mr J Faulkner, who was a well known trader in these parts before the days of the Maori war and conducted a store at Otumoetai ... Deceased was twice married and is survived by three sons and eight daughters, all of whom are married and residing in the Tauranga district. The surviving sons are Messrs Frederick, Charles and Joseph Faulkner. The only surviving brother of the deceased is Captain Chris Faulkner, of the steamer Tasman. The brothers who predeceased him were Messrs Jarvis and Alfred Faulkner, while the late Mr J D Faulkner was a step-brother. Mrs Ferguson and Mrs Rawiri of Matapihi are daughters of the deceased. The interment will take place at Te Puna. [2]

Police Gazette, 1878. Joseph Faulkner Tauranga 1878 N. Zealand carpenter 1832 One previous conv. Kohine, Ko Hare HoHo Hohepa on right arm, Potie Heni,Koria Peti Kotiria Maryan on left arm.


  • There is a full file on the Faulkner family at the local history section at Tauranga Library and a vertical file on the Faulkner family at the Village/Museum library

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