We Want You!

As the heading suggests, you help is required.

To be able to collect, compile and insert information of the Stanaway family and get this record somewhere near complete, we need your help.Uncle_Sam_poster

Some of the listed family members we have a lot of information on, and other ‘s very little to none. We are therefore asking descendants of the Stanaway’s to help us fill in the blanks. We have already made contact with some of you but we are in search of more as gems of information and records we know are scattered amongst you, in a box under the bed or in the attic.

So have a dig around and send any information you may have – no matter how small you may think it is it may unlock a lot more, or provide the clue we need to unlock more family history.

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7 thoughts on “We Want You!

  1. Dawn Burns

    Hi i am the Great grandaughter of Erina Hamiora Manukura, who married Tatana Hamiora Manukura ( i have just recently found this first name of his out)my grandfathers name is Pene Te Hau Hamiora Manukura and my mother is Ani Herana Hamiora Manukura who married Roberts Burns. I would like to commend you on this site Awesome!! can’t wait to see more. Just would like to comment on the last edition of the Tide of Times, it was done in to much haste and we have found alot of errors in this book. We find the 1st edition more helpful. looking forward to seeing more, again awesome work 🙂

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    1. gregorypaulskinner Post author

      Hi Dawn – I’m glad you like it, there is more to come, I am working my way through slowly. You happen to be in one of the branches of the Stanaway’s I want to get in touch with. I will send you an email off line
      Greg

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    2. Wendy

      Hi Dawn, I’m sorry to hear at this late stage, about your concerns re the updated book. Rest assured every care was taken and thousands of hours were spent on phone calls to people to make sure I had correct information. I could only complete details as were provided. I have kept all communications, even to this day, and after nearly 3 years of 11-12 hr days phone calling, and collating information it was all done to the best of my ability. With anything of this nature, and the sheer magnitude of information, there are bound to be some errors, but I was relying on everyone to let me know in the first instance. Perhaps you could email me with those errors now, so that any future books are corrected.

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      1. Dawn Burns

        Hi Wendy, This is not a stab at you for the magnitude of work that you have done, and i’m sorry if i have offended you. I did talk on the phone with you, and the information that i gave for my children was not the information in the book, but i do not want to stand on your Mana. I applaud the effort that you have put into our Whakapapa and please don’t take this the wrong way we can only make it better with our information put together. I have been listening to whanau in general about mistakes but i will only point out my own.

        Kia Ora you have a blessed day Wendy, and again sorry if i offended you.

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      2. gregorypaulskinner Post author

        Hi Wendy and Dawn – I can understand completely – I am currently bracing myself for the thousands of corrections yet to be posts by all – on the content of this web site – what we all want is for everyone to contrabute to this so we can get it both correct and as complete as possible – sometimes its the old “wood for the trees”.

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        1. Dawn Burns

          Cool Wendy and Greg i can’t wait to see the work in fruition, 🙂
          Nau te rourou naku te rourou, ahakoa iti, he pounamu (Your basket and my basket, although small it is of greenstone) 🙂 Manaaki e rua koutou e te Atua (God Bless you Both)

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  2. Wendy

    No offense taken Dawn, just good to know so that corrections can be made. I’m in total agreement with Greg and between all of us we will hopefully get everything correct………one day. 🙂

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