Last month Te Pānui Rūnaka published this image on the back page and requested names or information be provided about the photograph. Whānau members and friends made contact with us immediately, and have continued to do so, which is wonderful.

We did receive some differing information about who the people in the photograph are, so we have recorded all the names we have been given, as below.

We would like to acknowledge and thank Tony Moody, Noeline McFarlane, June Birmingham, Tā Tipene O’Regan, Anne Marie Brown and Meronea Dawson for providing names and information.

The photo could be circa 1900 – 1920.
The people in the bridal party from left to right, have been named as: bridesmaid, Rose Rendall aka Rose Meronea Hankey (nee Rendall) or Kuini Lahey-Russell; best man, William Moody or William (Bill) Rendall jnr; groom, Charlie Moody or Bill Moody; bride Korako or Barbara Rendall (?); flowergirl seated, Rena Ruiha Bradshaw; older man seated, Bill Rendall snr. The bride and groom had two children named Rose and Byron.

Wedding Photo March 2004 maybe