Hera also known as Sarah married Hori (George) Marriner Jr, on xxxx in the Hokianga (Marriage Certificate unknown). They had 12 children.
Hera passed away on 4 July 1917 at 25 Holland Street, Wellington aged 49 (Death Certificate No ……..) from heart failure. According to a written statement by her husband Hori Marriner as recorded in her Coroners report. She was at home in bed with her husband and two youngest children when she passed away.
She is recorded on her Headstone as Hera Sarah Marriner. She was laid to rest on Ngāti Toa lands at Takapu Urupa, which is situated on the hill above Takapuwahia Marae. She was buried in Takapu Urupa as her son in law John Harrison has whakapapa links to Ngāti Toa.
Kuwhara Hera Minarapa Tika Marriner is the last known Marriner woman to wear a moko kauae. In the below photo her moko kauae dissapears through the wet plate photographic processes. If you examine an original of the more recent photo of her you can see where the moko is etched into the corners of her lips and the areas of the photo that were painted over to cover the last remnants of her moko kauae by the European photographer.
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