Story: Other Western Europeans

Great-grandchildren of Manuel José (1st of 3)

Great-grandchildren of Manuel José

Manuel José was a trader of Spanish origin who arrived on the East Coast of the North Island in the late 1830s. He had five Māori wives, all of the Ngāti Porou tribe, and there are now thousands of descendants. Two of his great-grandchildren, sister and brother Connie and Hubert Hovell, were photographed at a family reunion in 1981.

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John Wilson, 'Other Western Europeans - Spain and Portugal', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015