September Pānui, 2018


Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho

Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho

This photograph was taken outside the Rutland Hotel in Whanganui circa 1953. While we know who most of the men pictured are, we’d love to be able to identify all of them. If you can help, please let us know.

From left are George Stuart Packer, David Rawiri Smith, with Kipa George Smith as a child. The next man we do not have a name for, but fourth in the line is George Te Oti Smith, who would have been in his 80s when this photograph was taken. The next two men are unknown, and third in from the right is Richard Smith (Dick). Again, the man second from the right is unknown, and finally at far right is George Stewart Packer.

Thank you to Delroy Packer for permission to use this photograph.

Each month we’d like to profile a tupuna of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō. If you would like to submit a profile of one of your tipuna for the pānui or to discuss any matter to do with whakapapa, please email

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