HAERE KI O KOUTOU
EDWARD LUKE KEOHE
Mr Edward Keohe, an authority on Maori history and native flora, died at Greymouth recently. Born in Dunedin, he used to teach at the Greymouth Technical High School, and at the time of his death he was secretary of the West Coast Acclimatization Society. He used to broadcast regularly from the Greymouth radio station.
A chieftainess of Ngatiawa, Mrs Penina Healey died at New Plymouth recently at the age of 63. For years she was a leader of the Hapu O Rongo Maori concert party of Waitara. She was a singer of note who broadcast frequently. Maori folk songs and chants, including the ancient ones, were her favourites. She was a member of the Tamati family.
RAWIRI PAHIATEA TATANA
A direct descendant of Te Rauparaha, Mr Rawiri Pehiatea Tatana, M.B.E., died at Poroutawhao recently. He was 85 years of age. He attended the Coronation of King Edward VII in 1902. A prominent welfare worker in the district, he took a leading part in the recent Palmerston North Maori war memorial drive.
Lance-Corporal Percy Iwihora, born in Huntly died of a gunshot wound during operations north of Ipoh, in Malaya, last August, aged 26. He was well spoken of by his officers and a very efficient soldier. His mother's maiden name was Mary Brown; their son sometimes adopted the name of Brown. He was buried with full military honours in Taiping military cemetery.