We would like to thank and acknowledge Edward Ellison, Patty-Ann Oberst, Darnelle McLean Smith and Meri Jacobs for making contact with us.

Edward advised that the person ninth in the photo, from the left, is Te Iwi Herehere (Davy) Ellison from Ōtākou.

Patty-Ann Oberst called and is fairly sure that the gentleman second row standing, sixth from the left, is Harawira Wekepiri (Harry Wakefield). If the gentleman is Hararwira Wekepiri, then the little boy is most probably George Crawford (who is the mokopuna of Harawira Wekepiri and who travelled everywhere with him).

Darnelle McLean Smith advised that, when looking at Eruera Tirikatene (in the heavy overcoat), the gentleman behind him, to his right, is Joseph Heath from Waihao.

Thanks also to Meri Jacobs who identified her father in this photograph. Henare Te Ara Jacobs is third from the left in the front row.

If you have any further information to share about this, or any of the Whakaahua Tipuna/Whānau images we have published, please do not hesitate to contact either Tania Nutira or Robyn Walsh, Ngāi Tahu Archives Unit on 0800 Kāi Tahu (0800 524 8248).

Back cover image from the December 2016 issue.

Back cover image from the December 2016 issue.